Dozens Dead in Chinese High-Rise Fire

Fire engulfed a high-rise apartment building under renovation in China's business center of Shanghai on Monday, killing 53 people and sending residents scrambling down scaffolding to escape, city authorities said. The fire reportedly began when building materials ignited. The blaze spread to scaffolding and then to the 28-story apartment block itself, which houses a number of retired teachers, it said

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    High-Rise Fire

    Nov. 15, 2010: An apartment building burns in the downtown area of Shanghai.
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    High-Rise Fire

    Nov. 15, 2010: An apartment building burns in the downtown area of Shanghai.
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    High-Rise Fire

    Nov. 15, 2010: An apartment building burns in the downtown area of Shanghai.
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    High-Rise Fire

    Nov. 15, 2010: An apartment building burns in the downtown area of Shanghai.
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    High-Rise Fire

    Nov. 15, 2010: An apartment building burns in the downtown area of Shanghai.
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    High-Rise Fire

    Nov. 15, 2010: An apartment building burns in the downtown area of Shanghai.
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    High-Rise Fire

    Nov. 15, 2010: An apartment building burns in the downtown area of Shanghai.
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    High-Rise Fire

    Nov. 15, 2010: An apartment building burns in the downtown area of Shanghai.
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    High-Rise Fire

    Nov. 15, 2010: An apartment building burns in the downtown area of Shanghai.
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    Battling the Blaze

    Nov. 15, 2010: Firefighters battle an apartment building blaze in the downtown area of Shanghai.
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    Tending to the Injured

    Nov. 15, 2010: Rescuers carry away a survivor from the apartment building fire.
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