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The death toll of a massive fire that engulfed a building on Jiaozhou Road in Shanghai had risen to 53 by 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, reports. The fire also injured 70, of which 17 are in critical condition. The fire was caused by four unlicensed welders working on the scaffolding, according to an initial investigation. The 4 workers have been detained by police. 中国网消息,截至周二上午9时30分,上海胶州路特大火灾事故已导致53人死亡,另有70人正在医院接受治疗,其中17人伤势严重。现已初步查明,火灾是由四名无证电焊工在脚手架上违章操作引起的,这四名工人目前已被公安机关依法刑事拘留。
The 28-story apartment building was being renovated when it caught fire at about 2:15 p.m. Monday. The building was built in January 1998. The fire was mostly extinguished by 6:30 p.m. after 122 fire engines were dispatched, which included 17 ladder trucks as well as more than 1,300 firefighters. More than 100 residents were saved. The ladder trucks could only reach as high as the 20th floor, which subsequently hampered the rescue effort.



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