Taiwan tycoon a suspect in negligent homicide case involving KTV fire that killed 6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Media tycoon Lien Tai-sheng (練台生) was released on a bail of NT$1 million (US$33,300) Friday morning (May 22) after being listed as a suspect in the negligent homicide of s...

Families of Taipei KTV fire victims refuse compensation from Cashbox Partyworld

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an attempt to take responsibility for the April 26 fire that took five lives at a Taipei KTV parlor, the Taiwanese karaoke chain Cashbox Partyworld has agreed to pay NT...

Taipei fire chief tenders resignation over KTV fire which took 6 lives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City fire chief Wu Jun-hung (吳俊鴻) tendered his resignation Tuesday (May 4) to take responsibility for the April 26 blaze which killed six people at a KTV parlor. ...

Taipei mayor apologizes over deadly KTV fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) apologized on Wednesday (April 29) over the fire that broke out at a KTV parlor in the city’s bustling Zhongshan District on Sunday (Apr...

KTV chain locations suspended for failing inspections after deadly Taipei fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a deadly fire broke out at a KTV parlor, claiming five lives, four of the popular chain's Taipei locations have been suspended after failing fire safety inspecti...

Man called parents just before dying in Taipei KTV fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a massive fire broke out at a KTV chain on Sunday (April 27), an engineer reportedly called his parents one last time before perishing in the blaze. At around 11...

Sprinklers, alarms turned off before Taipei KTV fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a fire in a KTV bar claimed the lives of five and injured 54 others in central Taipei on Sunday (April 26), three employees have been arrested after fire protection ...

Fire in Taipei KTV kills five, leaves two in critical condition

17:00 Update: The Taipei City Fire Department said the fire alarm and the automatic sprinkler system had been turned off when the accident took place, and the fire should be treated as a serious ca...