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Building fire in India kills at least 18

From Harmeet Shah Singh, CNN
February 27, 2013 -- Updated 0736 GMT (1536 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The blaze injures at least eight more people
  • The building housed businesses and residential apartments

(CNN) -- A fire that swept through a six-story building in the east Indian city of Kolkata killed at least 18 people early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

The blaze injured at least eight more people, said state fire services minister Javed Khan.

The building, which was very old, housed businesses and residential apartments, he said. The fire has been put out and rescue services completed. No one is believe to be trapped inside.

CNN's Sumnima Udas contributed to this report.

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