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Last Updated: Saturday, 3 February 2007, 16:10 GMT
Chile hotel fire kills tourists
Blue House hotel after fire
The cause of the fire is not yet known
A fire at a hotel in the southern tip of Chile has killed 10 foreign tourists, officials say.

The blaze swept through the Blue House hotel in Punta Arenas in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Officials in Punta Arenas believe four of the dead were from Argentina, four from Germany and two from Holland.

The identity of the three women, five men and two minors was not released. Eleven other foreign tourists staying at the hotel were saved.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.




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