At least five people have died, 52 were injured – two in critical condition – and nearly 200 had to be evacuated after a fire was declared Sunday in a bar in Taipei’s capital, Taiwan. from Fire to the official CNA news agency.
The fire occurred in the North Road district and its size forced the intervention of more than fifty vehicles, including fire trucks and ambulances, and nearly 180 troops to contain the flames in the 14-story building where the KTV room was located . .
The bar was on the lower nine floors of the building. According to the firefighters, the flames on the fifth floor were explained without any of the participants claiming to have heard the fire alarm. In addition, Taipei Fire Brigade Director Wang Cheng Hsiung confirmed that five fire doors were closed.
According to firefighters who are investigating the causes of the explosion, the building passed a security inspection at the end of March.
Despite the corona virus pandemic, clubs and restaurants can open in Taiwan. After taking the first steps to contain the outbreak, the Republic of 23 million inhabitants has officially only six coronavirus deaths and fewer than 500 infections.