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Fire Hell in Shanghai Tower Block on Fire Kills 53 People






The blaze raged for several hours on Monday, causing panicked residents to stumble over each other to escape as thick smoke spread above China’s commercial hub. The 28-store building in one of the most densely populated districts of the city of nearly 20 million people was under renovation when the fire broke out mid-afternoon. Bright orange flames enveloped scaffolding and spread to the building as the fire blazed, gutting much of the structure. Photos published by state media showed residents clinging to the scaffolding to escape the flames. At least 53 people died and 70 were being treated for injuries, the official Xinhua news agency said.

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