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In Brief

Three people die in gas accident
Three people died and two were injured yesterday after a gas leak in a building in Keelung City.
After making an initial inspection, officials with the Keelung City Fire Department suspected that the deaths were the result of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Officials were slightly confused by the fact that the gas leak occurred on the 13th floor of the building, where two victims were found, while other victims were found on the 14th and 15th floor.
The officials are still investigating whether the leaking gas had spread to other floors through the building's ventilation system.
Referendum news
The chances are slim that two referendums regarding Taiwan's bid to join the U.N., scheduled to be held alongside the March 22 presidential election, would be set to another date, a Central Election Commission official said yesterday.
Noting that the decision to hold the referendums simultaneously with the election was made by the commission after deliberate consideration, CEC Secretary-General Teng Tien-yu said he does not see any necessity for the commission to meet again to change the date unless there is sufficient reason to do so.
Such a change is not recommended especially when preparation for the referendums has entered its final stage and the ballots are being printed, Teng said.