Taipei: Nine people were killed and 12
injured in a blaze that gutted a pub in central Taiwan early
on Sunday, firefighters and police said.
Initial investigations showed that the fire, one of the
worst in several years in Taiwan may have been caused when a
dancer was using sparklers during a show at the pub in
The blaze was swiftly extinguished, but firemen
discovered nine charred bodies in the building.
Twelve people were rushed to nearby hospitals for
treatment and all but one were released later, a firefighter
The dancer and the pub owner were detained for