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USA: Firefighters search for survivors following Oakland nightclub blaze01:45

USA: Firefighters search for survivors following Oakland nightclub blaze

United States, Oakland
December 3, 2016 at 21:27 GMT -00:00 · Published

Firefighters continued to search through a smouldering warehouse-nightclub in Oakland, Saturday, after a huge fire ripped through the building and took the lives of at least nine people. Two dozen people are still missing.

The warehouse was engulfed by the blaze when between 50 and 100 people were attending an event, dedicated to musician Golden Donna’s ‘100% Silk’ West Coast tour. The wounded were taken to the Highland Hospital in Oakland, many of them in critical condition.

An Alameda County sheriff told reporters that emergency teams are preparing for a death toll as high as 40.

The reason for the fire has still not been determined.

USA: Firefighters search for survivors following Oakland nightclub blaze01:45
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Firefighters continued to search through a smouldering warehouse-nightclub in Oakland, Saturday, after a huge fire ripped through the building and took the lives of at least nine people. Two dozen people are still missing.

The warehouse was engulfed by the blaze when between 50 and 100 people were attending an event, dedicated to musician Golden Donna’s ‘100% Silk’ West Coast tour. The wounded were taken to the Highland Hospital in Oakland, many of them in critical condition.

An Alameda County sheriff told reporters that emergency teams are preparing for a death toll as high as 40.

The reason for the fire has still not been determined.

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