TAIPEI, 14 AUGUST 2017 (TAIWAN NEWS) — A student from Tuvalu studying at Ming Chuan University and a Kiribati woman were found dead after a fire that broke out at a rooftop add-on apartment in Taipei’s Shilin District on Thursday night.  

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The male student, identified as Alimau Logo Susuga, known as Logo, was studying in Ming Chuan’s International Business and Trade Programme, the university confirmed. The woman was later identified as Maibo Iuta of Kiribati. They were both dead at the scene in the illegal structure on top of a three-story apartment building.

The cause of the blaze is yet to be determined and investigations are still continuing, the police said.

The fire broke out at about 7pm and upon receiving the report, the Shilin branch of the Taipei Fire Department dispatched 15 fire engines, three ambulances and 58 rescue personnel and paramedics to the scene. However, by the time they arrived the fire had already gutted the apartment, police said.

Logo was a member of the Taipei Baboons rugby union club. Long-time club member Andrew Leakey told the Taipei Times: “Logo was a very talented and highly respected member of the club. He will be missed greatly by all his fellow players. The Baboons would like his close friends and family to know that we stand with them at this difficult time, said Leakey… PACNEWS [/restrict]