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    Fireman are still searching for bodies after a hotel fire in Copenhagen, Denmark, in which 35 people died.

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    Fireman are still searching for bodies after a hotel fire in Copenhagen, Denmark, in which 35 people died. The fire raged through the Hafina Hotel in the centre of the city in the early hours of Saturday (1st September).

    Most of the 85 guests in the hotel were from the Untied States, West Germany and Sweden. Police have not yet released the names of victims. They said most of the bodies were so badly charred that only four of the victims had been positively identified. At least four children are known to have died in the fire. Its' believed more bodies are buried in the debris.

    Fireman said the blaze started on the stairs between the second and third floors of the six storey hotel. They arrived at the hotel minutes after the fire started to find frantic guests clinging to ledges and leaning out of windows.

    SYNOPSIS: Firemen continue to search for bodies after a hotel fire in Copenhagen, in which thirty five people died. The fire raged through the Hafina hotel in the centre of the city in the early hours of Saturday. It was one of the city's worse fires.

    Most of the eighty five guests in the hotel were from the United States, West Germany and Sweden. Police said most of the bodies were so badly charred that only four of the victims had been positively identified.

    At least four children are known to have died, and it's believed that more bodies are buried in the debris from the fire, which started on a staircase.

    Firemen arrived at the hotel minutes after the blaze began, to find frantic guests clinging to ledges and leaning out of windows. Many people jumped into nets and others were rescued by firemen using extension ladders.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADPYRU06JG04NFY35VQQVFQ653
    Media URN:
    VLVADPYRU06JG04NFY35VQQVFQ653
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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