(*46*) least 46 folks have been killed in a fire in a single day Wednesday at a high-rise condo constructing in southern Taiwan and dozens of others have been injured, native officers stated Thursday. 

The “extremely fierce” blaze began round 3 a.m. on Thursday, engulfing your entire constructing within the metropolis of Kaohsiung and destroying many flooring. 

In this picture taken from video by Taiwan’s EBC, fire and smoke pour out from a constructing in Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. The fire engulfed a 13-story constructing in a single day in southern Taiwan, the island’s semi-official Central News Agency reported Thursday. (EBC through AP )
(EBC through AP)

(*46*) least 11 our bodies have been despatched straight to the morgue, Fire Chief Li Ching-hsiu informed reporters at the scene. Another 14 individuals who confirmed no indicators of life have been amongst 55 taken to the hospital. In Taiwan, official affirmation of a loss of life can solely be made within the hospital.

The reason for the fire is beneath investigation. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.