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People's Square building fire kills 4 today

An office building near downtown People's Square caught fire this afternoon and followed by a blast that killed four people.

Rescue efforts are continuing in the Shanghai Telecom Building at 333 Wusheng Road, according to the Shanghai TV breaking news. More then 10 fire engines have arrived at the scene. The area has been cordoned off to traffic.

The fire reportly broke out around 2pm but smoke was trapped in the building and failed to cause alarm on the outside, witnesses said.

The fire was put out by 3pm and its cause is immediately unknown.


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