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Fire Kills 7 at Mexico City Disco

October 20, 2000

MEXICO CITY (AP) _ A fire ripped through a nightclub in central Mexico City on Friday, killing several people and snarling morning traffic.

The government’s Notimex news agency reported that at least seven people had died at the Lobohombo nightclub. The Televisa television network said police reported 17 dead. Notimex said most of those killed were believed to be workers at the club.

Notimex said the fire broke out shortly after 5 a.m. The cause was not immediately known. The blaze was apparently extinguished before dawn.

Police and firefighters blocked off traffic on the busy Insurgentes avenue in both directions in front of the nightclub, which is located near the intersection with another major thoroughfare, the Paseo de la Reforma.

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