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Eight dead in US boat dock fire: Fire chief

Eight people were killed in a late-night fire that swept through docked boats.

Published: 27th January 2020 11:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th January 2020 11:36 PM   |  A+A-

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By AFP

MIAMI: Eight people were killed in a late-night fire that swept through docked boats on a lake in the southern US state of Alabama, the local fire chief said Monday.

"At this point, I can confirm eight fatalities," said Gene Necklaus, the fire chief of Scottsboro, Alabama, a small town on the banks of Guntersville Lake where the blaze broke out.

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