China says Shanghai high-rise fire kills 42

SHANGHAI - November 15, 2010

The fire occurred on Monday at a building under renovation. Previous reports put the toll at at least eight dead and more than 90 injured.

A witness told Xinhua that building materials had caught fire, and the blaze spread to scaffolding and then to the 28-story building itself, which houses a number of retired teachers.

The government says more than 80 fire trucks were called to battle the fire, which appeared to have been put out after about six hours.

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