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Sunday, December 30

Toronto Slar / AP Peru fireworks death toll 205 and rising: "An initial blast ripped through a fireworks shop at about 8 p.m., Lima Fire Chief Tulio Nicolini said. Flames raced through the three- and four-storey buildings as firefighters and volunteers dragged people from the burning structures. The area was jammed with shoppers and sidewalk vendors selling fireworks, which then also exploded as the fire swept down the streets, trapping many of the victims, who had nowhere to run." The section of the city is east of Abancay Avenue and has always been overcrowded and run down. I can't imagine any historical buildings there that might have been worth saving. More than the cultural loss, the human tragedy is immeasureable.

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