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At least nine people have been killed and 44 others injured in a fire at a 13-storey commercial building in the southern Taiwan port of Kaohsiung. According to fire department authorities in Kaohsiung, the 13-story structure started fire about 3 a.m.
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According to officials, 55 individuals were brought to the hospital, including 14 persons who exhibited no signs of life. Only in a hospital may an official death certificate be issued in Taiwan.
At least 11 persons discovered on the scene were immediately taken to the morgue, according to the director of the fire department, who spoke to journalists at the scene of the fire.
Throughout the afternoon, firefighters were performing search and rescue operations.
According to the fire service, the blaze was "very intense" and damaged numerous stories of the structure.
Firefighters are uncertain of the cause of the fire, however they did notice that flames burned most strongly where there was a lot of trash piled up.
Eyewitnesses informed local news outlets that they heard an explosion around 3 a.m.