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At least 6 dead in Chinese market fire

A nine-year-old girl is among the seriously injured

SHANGHAI — A market fire that occurred Sunday evening in Shanghai had claimed six lives and injured more than ten as of 3 a.m. Monday, said the local fire fighting authorities.

Ma Bing, a doctor with Changhai Hospital of Shanghai, which is treating eight of the injured, told Xinhua that three were burnt seriously.

Fire fighters have extinguished the blaze that broke out around 8:30 p.m. Sunday at a farm produce wholesale market in Pudong new district of Shanghai.

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