Officials say at least nine people have been killed in a fire at a hospital in Taiwan.

It was gathered that the fire broke out at a ward on the seventh floor of the hospital in new Taipei city in the early hour of today.

About 16 other people, including patients and staff, remain in a critical condition.

The cause of the fire is not yet clear, though media reports say it could have been started by an electrical fault in a moveable bed.

 

 

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