9 people killed in Taiwan nursing home fire; 16 hurt

The nursing home attached to Taipei Hospital had 32 patients on the ward, along with 11 nurses, helpers and foreign caregivers.

Published: 13th August 2018 10:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2018 10:27 AM   |  A+A-

In this image from a video, firefighters try to extinguish fire at Taipei Hospital of the Ministry of Health and Welfare in New Taipei City, Taiwan Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. (Photo | AP)

In this image from a video, firefighters try to extinguish fire at Taipei Hospital of the Ministry of Health and Welfare in New Taipei City, Taiwan Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. (Photo | AP)

By Associated Press

TAIPEI: A fire at a nursing home in Taiwan early Monday left nine people dead and 16 injured.

Authorities were still investigating the cause of the blaze that broke out before 5 a.m. and was extinguished roughly one hour later.

No details were immediately available about those who had died, although the fire department said 10 of the injured were in serious condition.

The nursing home attached to Taipei Hospital had 32 patients on the ward, along with 11 nurses, helpers and foreign caregivers.

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