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Mon Jun 11, 12:14 pm

Airport Fire in Yemen

The Yemen Airways headquarters building was nearly gutted by a huge fire in the country's capital city, Sanaa. Witnesses and rescue workers said several people were injured in the afternoon blaze which took place after business hours. Rescue workers said nearly all of those left in the ten story building were evacuated by firefighters before the flames completely engulfed the top six stories. Several people were rushed to the hospital, but there were no reports of fatalities. No word on the cause of the blaze. Officials weren't immediately available to comment.

-- Rachel Gibson (, June 12, 2001

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