Massive fire forces evacuation of Shanghai Women's Prison

By James Griffiths, December 3, 2013

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Prisoners and staff from Shanghai Women's Prison were evacuated after a massive fire broke out in the facility over the weekend. 

It took firefighters an hour and a half to extinguish the fire, which began in a storeroom on the roof of a five-storey building in the prison complex. Prison authorities said there were no casualties or attempted escapes during the fire. The cause of the blaze is still being investigated

[Image via Xinhua]

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