Report: Fire kills 9 people, injures 44 in southern Taiwan

A fire engulfed a 13-story building overnight in southern Taiwan, killing nine people and injuring 44, the island's semi-official Central News Agency reported

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A fire engulfed a 13-story building overnight in southern Taiwan, killing nine people and injuring 44, the island's semi-official Central News Agency reported on Thursday.

The building caught on fire around 3 a.m., fire department officials in the city of Kaohsiung said in a statement. Firefighters were conducting search and rescue efforts Thursday morning.

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