Fire broke out in a basement discotheque in Zaragoza early today, and 43 people died of smoke inhalation, a government official in the northern Spanish city said. Civil Governor Carlos Terez Anadon said about 130 people were inside the Flying disco when the fire broke out at about 3:45 a.m. Three others were hospitalized with serious smoke inhalation. The victims, most in their mid-40s, were unable to find their way out of the disco after the lights went out, firemen said. The cause of the blaze was not known but an electrical fault was suspected.
World IN BRIEF : SPAIN : 43 Die in Disco Fire at Zaragoza Resort
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