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Fire Claims Four Lives in Fez's UNESCO-Listed Old City

Fire Claims Four Lives in Fez's UNESCO-Listed Old City

At least four people were killed in a fire in the old city of Fez, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Morocco. The blaze injured 26 people and damaged nearly 25 shops. Initial investigations suggest the fire was caused by a short-circuit.
A devastating fire killed at least four people in the old city of Fez, Morocco, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The blaze erupted on Wednesday evening at a popular market, injuring 26 people and causing significant damage to nearly 25 shops.

Among the injured, ten suffered burns, with three in critical condition.

Initial investigations suggest that a short-circuit may have sparked the fire.

Fez's old city, covering 280 hectares (about 690 acres), is renowned for its well-preserved architecture and is a major tourist destination.
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