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Reports: Welders start deadly China high-rise fire

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SHANGHAI, China (WKOW) -- Police detained four welders who they say accidentally started a deadly high-rise apartment fire.

Chinese state media report the welders were unlicensed.

At least 53 died in the fire.  The 28-story apartment housed mainly retired teachers.  More than 70 people are in the hospital.  Family members were still searching hospitals for unaccounted relatives.

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