A fire engulfed a 26-storey building in Taiwan on Sunday, destroying dozens of high-tech company offices.
Police said firefighters battled the blaze for about 35 hours after it broke out on the third floor of one of three buildings at Hsichih town.
Two firemen were reported to be slightly injured. Vice President Annette Lu and Premier Chang Chun-hsiung visited the scene.
Local media said dozens of offices had been destroyed, including the subsidiaries of multinationals and five group members of the leading computer maker Acer.
Acer Group Chief Executive Officer Stan Shih also visited the site as critics condemned the government's firefighting capacity.
Mr Shih said the fire may cost the Acer group US$20.36 million, including damages to building and equipment.
The three buildings linked by their ventilation system house 236 companies.