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  • 7 January 2013, 9:54

Shanghai Market Fire Kills Six People

Six people have been killed after a fire tore through a wholesale market in Shanghai.

The blaze broke out at around 8.30pm on Sunday, but firefighters were unable to control it for several hours.

Rescuers are still searching for casualties inside the gutted market, located in the city's Pudong district.

People injured in the blaze were being treated at Changhai Hospital in Shanghai, many with severe burns.

Among those in hospital was a nine-year-old girl.

The Shanghai agricultural products market is the city's largest wholesale market for farm produce.

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the blaze.

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