Death toll rises to three in Taoyuan fire

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Death toll rises to three in Taoyuan fire

Taipei, Feb. 7 (CNA) The bodies of two Vietnamese migrant workers have been found at the site of a fire that broke out at a logistics company warehouse in Taoyuan Wednesday, bringing the death toll to three, with one other hospitalized, the city's Fire Department said Thursday.

The two bodies were found close to an elevator on the second floor of the Kerry TJ Logistics Co. warehouse in Guanyin District, the department said.

Two Vietnamese workers were rescued Wednesday, though one later died while the second remains in a serious condition.

The four Vietnamese were temporary migrant workers with an outside contractor working on the facility's air conditioning system, the logistics company said, adding that it has provided assistance to the contractor to help deal with the aftermath of the incident and determine responsibility.

(By Chiu Chun-chin and Evelyn Kao)

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