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More than 10 dead in fire at Syrian shopping mall

More than 10 dead in fire at Syrian shopping mall

Damascus, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Some 11 people lost their lives and seven others were injured by a fire that swept through the La Mirada shopping mall in the Al-Hamara area, in the heart of the Syrian capital.
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Of the 11 charred victims only one was identified while the injured were admitted to hospitals in the capital, reported Tawfiq Hasaba, the director of the Emergency Department of the Ministry of Health.

At the same time, the Ministry of Interior announced in a statement that the Civil Defense forces managed to rescue two people, while investigating the causes of the incident that left huge material damage in the center, considered one of the largest in Damascus.

Meanwhile, General Ali Hassan, deputy commander of the capital’s Bombing Brigade, reported that it took almost five hours to control the flames on the four floors of the facility due to the burning of textile and plastic products.


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