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2007.1212

English Student Injured During Fire Drill

<p><font face="Arial">By Sabrina Lin<br /> Campus Reporter</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">An English major student was injured during this morning&rsquo;s fire drill at the dorm but was not critical, the Military Instructor Office (MIO) said earlier this afternoon.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">In addition to the confirmation, the MIO refused to give more details of the incident.&nbsp; The victim was later confirmed to be Lily Huang (黃昱榕), a sophomore from the English Department.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;It is as what you heard.&nbsp; I could not tell you anything more at the moment but I can tell you that we will organize a meeting over the matter sometime tomorrow,&rdquo; said military instructor Major Pan Ying-ju (潘瑛如), who also refused to give her first name during the phone interview.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) forwarded an email message to NTNU students later tonight and confirmed that&nbsp;Huang was hospitalized at the National Taiwan University Hospital&rsquo;s intensive care room but not critical.&nbsp; Jocy Su (蘇郁文), an English major freshman who visited Huang at the hospital, said that Huang was conscious but would be confused about things every now and then.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Human Development and Family Education Department sophomore Chen Ni (陳霓) witnessed the entire accident.&nbsp; She said that Huang was simulating the consequence of escaping from the fire with an escape strap.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Chen said that she saw Huang fall from the air because the strap did not hold her tight enough.&nbsp; There was a safety pad on the ground but the pad was displayed on the stairs and was not even.&nbsp; Huang fell onto the pad and immediately leaned forward since it was not even.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;She then hit her head hard to the ground, with blood coming out from her wound on the head,&rdquo; Chen said.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">OSA said that students were welcomed to volunteer for participating in the fire drill at the dorm this morning.&nbsp; It was actually a drill for dorm tenants to practice how to take advantage of escape tools to land on the ground safely during a fire.&nbsp; Prior to the drill, participants must attend a video seminar which would show them how to use these tools.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">NTNU encouraged its dorm tenants to learn as many escape skills as possible.&nbsp; Students who go through drills of earthquake simulation, gas room challenges and finish training courses of fire extinguisher and hydrant operation and this morning&rsquo;s descending drill will be certified by the MIO, which will also qualify them as priority dorm tenants for next semester.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial"></font>&nbsp;</p>