Residential gas explosion leaves 4 dead, 1 injured in Taichung City

A family of three died when a gas explosion tore through their three-story residence, and a man in a neighboring house also died in the resulting fire, in the early hours of the morning today, September 19. The Taichung City Fire Bureau responded to emergency reports about an explosion in Longjing District at 4:17 am. Firefighters brought two fires under control by 5:08 am, only to find the charred remains of four people. In the house where the blast occurred,

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Nine injured in Taichung City restaurant gas explosion

Nine people were injured after a gas explosion in a beef noodle restaurant in Taichung City this evening, June 23. Shortly before 6:00 pm, two explosions blasted the restaurant near the intersection of Fenghe and Liming Roads in Nantun District, sending shards of glass across the road, injuring staff, customers, people passing by on the street, and even injuring one person at another noodle restaurant on the other side of the road. The Taichung City fire bureau received reports of

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At least 5 dead, 50 injured after KTV fire in Taipei City: Alarms and sprinkler system were switched off

Fifty four people were sent to hospital, and 5 have been declared dead after a fire at a popular KTV in Taipei City today, April 26. The Taipei City Fire Department dispatched 56 fire appliances, 23 ambulances, and 192 personnel to the Party World KTV on Linsen North Road in Zhongshan District after the fire was reported shortly before 11:00 am. According to the preliminary investigation, the fire broke out on the 5th floor of the 14-storey building, trapping people

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7 dead after arsonist sets fire to Buddhist commune

Seven people died and three were injured after a deliberately lit fire engulfed a building housing members of a Buddhist sect in Tainan City in the early hours of the morning today, December 14. The Tainan City Fire Department received reports of the fire in the rural Yujing District at around 1:20am. Eleven fire appliances and 21 personnel were dispatched to the three-storey building housing 46 members of a Buddhist commune. The fire was brought under control at around 3:15,

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Police seek suspected arsonist after fire in Taipei City sees 4 injured, 500 people evacuated

Taipei City police are attempting to identify a man suspected of arson after a fire engulfed four ground floor businesses in a 12-storey mixed commercial and residential building in Taipei City this morning, December 7. According to reports, around 500 people were evacuated, 134 were rescued by firefighters, and four people were treated in hospital after a fire broke out on Linsen North Road at around 8:45am. Taipei City Fire Department dispatched 35 fire appliances, 7 ambulances, and 107 firefighters

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Four family members perish in fire, trapped by burglar bars

Four people died in a three-storey family residence after being unable to escape a fire that broke out on the first floor this morning in Pingtung County. Firefighters rushed to the scene of the fire after receiving reports of a residential fire in Neipu Township at around 5:40am. Firefighters used saws to cut through the first floor garage door to gain entry to the house, while ladders were used to rescue two girls from the third floor at the rear

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3 workers injured after roadworks sewer-gas explosion in New Taipei City

Three workers were injured, two cars damaged, and a McDonald’s fast food restaurant suffered broken windows and a damaged ceiling after an explosion Banqiao District this morning, April 26. According to reports, at around 8:45am, workers on a sidewalk and sewer improvement project, at the intersection of Duxing Road and Xicheng Road, were drilling into the ground when flammable gases in the sewer ignited, blowing a manhole cover into the air, and spraying chunks of broken pavement into nearby buildings

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Firefighters rescue 13 people from residential building fire in New Taipei City

Firefighters carried babies and elderly people out of a building after a fire in Banqiao District affected 17 households this morning, April 17. A total of 34 people were evacuated from the six-storey building, of whom 13 required rescue after being trapped. One family was trapped for 20 minutes until firefighters finally reached them, and helped carry 2 infants out of the apartment. Ten of the residents were sent to hospital for precautionary check-ups and treatment for light injuries. Firefighters

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Gas explosion leaves 3 dead, 12 homes damaged

A married couple and their eight-month-old baby died after a massive residential gas explosion destroyed one house and damaged 12 in Su’ao Township, Yilan County, yesterday, March 9. At around 5:00pm, a massive blast tore through the neighborhood on Shengxian Road, shattering neighbor’s windows and causing buildings as far as 400 meters away to shake. “I thought it was an earthquake,” a nearby resident told an Apple Daily reporter. The resident saw smoke pouring out of the house and wanted

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3 Vietnamese workers dead, 1 critical, after warehouse fire in Taoyuan City

[Picture: United Daily News] Three Vietnamese nationals are confirmed dead, after two bodies were found this morning, in the wake of a fire that broke out at the Kerry Logistics Company warehouse in Guanyin District, Taoyuan City, yesterday, February 6. A group of six Vietnamese workers employed by a sub-contractor entered the building at around 8:00am yesterday to perform maintenance work on air conditioning and refrigeration units during the Lunar New Year holiday period. At around 10:19am, a fire alarm

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Firefighters Exhausted after Fighting Fire in Junk-filled Residence

[Picture: “I am Yonghe” Facebook group] Two upstairs residents were hospitalized with smoke inhalation injuries after a junk-filled residence went up in flames in the middle of the night, proving a headache for firefighters who found it difficult to get to the source of the fire. Residents of Fu-he Road in Yonghe District, New Taipei City, woke up this morning to find their street piled with rubbish and charred pieces of junk pulled out of the home by exhausted firefighters.

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