8 die in Indonesia boarding house fire

Jan. 8, 2009 at 8:41 AM
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JAKARTA, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Eight people were killed early Thursday when fire swept through an Indonesian boarding house, police in West Jakarta said.

A spokesman said the victims were asleep when the fire broke out.

The fire was believed to have been caused by an electrical short circuit, Antara, the Indonesian news service, reported.

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