Shanghai High-Rise Inferno Kills 42

Rescuers save more than 100 from 30-story apartment building
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 15, 2010 4:20 AM CST
Updated Nov 15, 2010 11:27 AM CST
In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, spectators watch an apartment building on fire in the downtown area of Shanghai, east China, on Monday Nov. 15, 2010.   (AP Photo/Xinhua)
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(Newser) – Flames spread through a 30-story Shanghai apartment building today, killing 42 and injuring more than 90, according to the latest reports. Sparked during a building renovation, the fire began on scaffolding before reaching the building. Some 100 people were reported rescued from the blaze, which raged through at least 10 stories and prompted some to jump out windows in an effort to escape. More than 100 fire trucks responded, notes the AP.

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