Seven Killed In Taiwan Factory Blaze

Five firefighters and two Thai migrant workers killed in a severe factory blaze at a computer equipment factory in Taiwan.

According to the reports of the official Central News Agency,the fire broke out Saturday night at a plant belonging to Chin Poon Industrial in the city of Taoyuan just south of the capital, Taipei.The firefighters had lost contact with colleagues outside and became trapped under heavy equipment. Another seven firefighters were injured in the blaze.

Rescue operations being held at the site.

Large amounts of flammable chemicals apparently fueled the blaze and five firefighters were injured by being splashed with caustic and acidic materials. A total of 189 firefighters and 67 trucks and ambulances were sent to the scene of the fire, CNA said.

The company has been cited on previous occasions for safety violations, the news agency said.

 

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