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Fire kills 13 students in Myanmar; 4 missing

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  • The students were sleeping when the blaze broke out
  • An electrical inverter overheated and short-circuited

A fire broke out early Tuesday as students slept at a school in Myanmar, killing 13 and leaving four missing, according to police.

Seventy students were asleep when the fire started about 3 a.m. at the school in the city of Yangon, according to the Myanmar Police Force's official website.

An electrical inverter overheated and short-circuited, causing the fire, the website said.