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A fire at a night market in the tourist town of Siem Reap has killed 8 people and destroyed over 100 stalls.
A Cambodian market in the tourist town of Siem Reap caught fire on Saturday, killing eight people.
Among the dead were four children, who were sleeping on the upper floor of a building in the popular market when an electrical problem sparked the blaze, UPI reported.
"Eight people from two families died in the fire. They could not find their way out," Sath Nady, chief of police in northwestern Siem Reap province, told Agence France Presse.
Two others were seriously injured.
The market is near the ancient temple complex of Angkor, one of Cambodia's main tourist attractions, BBC News reported. It was not trading during the time of the fire, which ignited around 2 a.m. local time, according to APA News.
Angkor, a UNESCO world heritage site, gets two million foreign visitors a year, according to AFP.
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