Liberia police: 3 dead, others missing in fire

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian police say that at least three bodies have been retrieved and more than 10 people are feared trapped under the rubble of a building that was gutted by fire and came down in the Waterside commercial district of Monrovia.

Police Senior Inspector Gregory Coleman told the Associated Press “half of the building collapsed” over people who were helping to put out the fire, which started Wednesday night.

The United Nations radio station, UNMIL Radio, confirmed two of the dead were from the Liberia Fire Service.

Grief-stricken family members have continued to pour into the area in search of missing their relatives.

Some eyewitnesses put the figure of those killed higher and say those trapped are more than 20.

Police are investigating the incident.

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