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Fire raging in Beijing Carrefour supermarket

Updated: 2013-07-24 16:30
( Xinhua)

BEIJING - Fire broke out at a Carrefour supermarket in downtown Beijing on Wednesday afternoon.

Around 3:10 pm, heavy smoke and open flames were seen from a Carrefour outlet building in Chaoyang district of Beijing, according to a Xinhua reporter at the site.

Many people were seen gathering at the building top, said the reporter.

Firefighters and medical workers have arrived at the scene.