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(LEAD) 10 killed in fire at nursing home

All Headlines 08:20 November 12, 2010

POHANG, South Korea, Nov. 12 (Yonhap) -- Ten were killed and 17 others injured when a fire engulfed a nursing home for senior citizens early Friday in the southeastern port city of Pohang, authorities said.

The fire erupted shortly before 4:30 a.m., burning the two-story building and prompting about 200 firefighters to be dispatched. The fire was put out in about half an hour, but its cause remains unclear, the authorities said.

All of those killed were women, including an 84-year-old, they said.

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