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Huge fire kills 53 in downtown Shanghai


Published on Nov 16, 2010

The huge fire that engulfed a high-rise apartment building in downtown Shanghai has killed 53 people. According to local media reports, a further 70 people have been taken to hospital following the blaze, which broke out yesterday at a 28-storey building in the city’s Jing’an district. More than 100 fire engines and helicopters were dispatched to the scene, as people fled to the roof of the building to escape the flames. It is not yet known what caused the fire.

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