Flames tore through an apartment block in the city of Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, overnight into Thursday. The city's fire department told reporters that 46 people found in the building had been confirmed dead and another 41 injured.
Firefighters are unsure of the causes of the fire, but said it had burned most intensely where piles of clutter had been stacked. The fire was successfully extinguished after about four hours, and rescuers scoured the building in a search for survivors on Thursday morning.
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