Fire kills 38 in Madagascar, including 16 children

2016-07-26 07:30
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Antananarivo - A fire during a house-warming party in central Madagascar on Saturday night killed 38 people, including 16 children, as the blaze ripped through a thatched roof, police said.

"Of the 39 people in the house, 38 were killed, including 16 children," Herilalatiana Andrianarivosona, spokesperson for the police, told AFP, adding that the fire was an accident.

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