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VIDEO: Deadly fire in Taiwan building kills 46, injures 79

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Video on social media shows a deadly fire in Taiwan that reportedly killed at least 46 people and injured at least 79 others.

According to media reports, a fire swept through a multi-story residential and commercial building in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung city early Thursday.

The blaze took firefighters more than four hours to extinguish, with their efforts hampered by piles of unused items on the building’s lower floors, according to the BBC.

According to the Fire Department, 79 people were taken to the hospital, with 14 of them in critical condition.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but it is being investigated.

Local media reported that people in the area heard a loud explosion-like sound before the fire at the building, which has restaurants, karaoke bars, and a cinema on its lower floors, all of which are now reportedly closed.

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