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Chile: Firefighters attempt to tackle church fire amid anti-govt protest in Santiago01:20

Chile: Firefighters attempt to tackle church fire amid anti-govt protest in Santiago

Chile, Santiago
October 19, 2020 at 01:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Firefighters were seen trying to putting out the fire raging in a 19th-century church in Santiago. The fire started amid an anti-government protest which hit the capital on Sunday.

Parroquia de la Asuncion church which had reportedly been built in 1876, was seen surrounded by locals, protesters, and firefighters who tried to put out flames raging from its dome, with smoke seen filling the area.

The cause of the fire is yet unknown, with arson being reported by local media to be one of the likely causes.

Chile: Firefighters attempt to tackle church fire amid anti-govt protest in Santiago01:20
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Firefighters were seen trying to putting out the fire raging in a 19th-century church in Santiago. The fire started amid an anti-government protest which hit the capital on Sunday.

Parroquia de la Asuncion church which had reportedly been built in 1876, was seen surrounded by locals, protesters, and firefighters who tried to put out flames raging from its dome, with smoke seen filling the area.

The cause of the fire is yet unknown, with arson being reported by local media to be one of the likely causes.

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