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Southend Pier destroyed by fire

In October 2005, 60 firefighters were involved in tackling a major blaze at the end of Southend Pier.

Part of the attraction fell into the sea, and eyewitnesses reported flames leaping up to 40 feet into the air. Mathew Charles reports.


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