October 24th, 2012
05:29 AM ET

Patient 'upset at illness' confesses to starting deadly fire

A 67-year-old cancer patient was arrested Wednesday in connection with a fire that ripped through a hospital in Taiwan killing at least 12 people and injuring 60 others.

Lin Chi-hsiung, who was found hiding in a storage facility at the hospital, confessed to starting the fire a day earlier because he was upset over his illness, according to Tseng Chao-kai, head prosecutor for the Tainan District Prosecutor's Office.

Lin is a colon cancer patient who has been hospitalized in the facility since late 2010, Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) reported.

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  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    "The things we do for love".

    October 24, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Well, now he's going to be upset about his illness in prison.

    October 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |