At least 2 dead and 3 injured in apartment fire overnight

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Fire officials said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Two people died and at least three others were injured in an early Saturday morning fire that destroyed an apartment building in Massachusetts, firefighters said.

The Worcester Fire Department said the blaze broke out at Bingham Square flats around 3.30am and took nearly 70 firefighters and more than two hours to put it down.

Mayor Joseph Petty sent his condolences to the families of the victims, whom authorities have not identified.

“Tragedies like this affect so many lives and our city will undoubtedly come together to support those who suffer such an unimaginable loss,” he said in a statement.

The three injured survivors were taken to hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Fire officials said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

They said the three-story building, which held six units, was completely destroyed and two other nearby buildings were also damaged.

The department said no firefighters were injured and the Red Cross said it was helping displaced families.

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