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Boy alone at home killed in apartment fire

By Zhao Wen (Shanghai Daily)

15:12, May 02, 2012

A six-year-old boy was killed yesterday in a fire that broke out in an apartment in Shanghai's Baoshan District, xinmin.com reported.

Police said the fire began at about 11am yesterday in an apartment building on Xinchuansha Road. Flames leaped through windows and plumes of black smoke rose into the sky.

Firefighters carried a boy out of the fire but medical workers confirmed he was already dead.

The boy's parents are from Chongqing Municipality and they went out in the morning, leaving their son alone at home, police said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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