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Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Table Tennis Fire

Fire fighters extinguished a fire on Monday, that broke out at gymnasium under construction in Beijing University. This will be the venue for the table tennis tournaments during next year's Beijing Olympic Games.

The fire damaged around 1,000 square metres. However, no one was injured in the accident according to the Beijing Fire Brigade.

The fire brigade is investigating the cause of the blaze, it is thought to have been triggered by improper practices in the construction process.

Construction of the domed 26,900-square-meter gymnasium began in September 2005. Upon completion in August this year, the gym will be able to accommodate and audience of 8,000 people.

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