Taiwan woman gets life sentence over blaze that killed 46

Kaohsiung Fire Department pic on October 14, 2021 shows firefighters battling an overnight blaze that tore through a building in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, killing at least 46 people and injuring dozens of others. – AFP pic, August 5, 2022.

A TAIWANESE woman who set off the island’s deadliest fire in decades to get back at her boyfriend escaped the death penalty today as the court handed down a life sentence.

Last October’s inferno in the southern city of Kaohsiung raged through multiple floors of a dilapidated 13-storey apartment block for hours, killing 46 people and injuring 41.

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