Taipei-Sixteen people were rescued in a fire that broke out at Chinese Culture University in the suburbs of Taipei on Wednesday, and two of them are in critical condition, the city's fire department said.
The department said it immediately dispatched 99 firefighters, 22 fire trucks, seven ambulances, one aerial ladder fire-fighting truck and six special vehicles to the scene after receiving a report at 5 p.m. that a fire had broken out in an eight-story building.
When the firefighters arrived on the scene, there were 14 people on a balcony on the sixth floor, calling for help, and they were all brought to safety with the use of the ladder truck, the fire department said.
It said two female students were found unconscious in the men's toilet on the sixth floor and were rushed to nearby hospitals.
One of them had no vital signs on arrival at hospital but was resuscitated and is now in intensive care, although she is still unconscious, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital said.
The other student has regained consciousness is being treated at the burns center at Taipei Veterans General Hospital, the hospital said.
The fire was extinguished at 6:22 p.m. and the cause of the fire is still being investigated, the fire department said.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel