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Fire at Wellington, New Zealand hostel kills at least 6 people

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A number of people remain unaccounted for, police said, and the cause of the fire is still unexplained.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A fire ripped through a hostel in New Zealand’s capital overnight, killing at least six people and forcing others to flee the four-story building in their pajamas in what a fire chief on Tuesday called his “worst nightmare.”

Fifty-two people in the Loafers Lodge hostel in Wellington had been accounted for, but firefighters were still looking for others, said Wellington Fire and Emergency District Manager Nick Pyatt. He said they were called to the hostel at about 12:30 a.m.

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins told the AM morning…

2023-05-15 23:42:31

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