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Six die in China wholesale market fire

Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:11 PM   |   Comments

SHANGHAI, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A fire erupted Sunday in a wholesale farm produce market in Shanghai's Pudong district, killing at least six and injuring more than 10 people, authorities said.

The fire broke out about 8:30 p.m. and it took firefighters until early Monday to bring it under control, Xinhua News Agency reported.

The report quoted a doctor at Shanghai's Changhai Hospital that three of those injured had suffered serious burns.

Rescuers continued their search for any other victims.

There was no immediate report on the cause of the blaze.

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