Seven children among 13 people killed in Philadelphia apartment fire

Fire crews work at the scene of the blaze in Philadelphia. Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP

At least 13 people, including seven children, were killed in one of the worst fires seen in Philadelphia in years after smoke detectors failed to go off in a public-housing apartment building, the Philadelphia Fire Department said.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Katharine Jackson and Kanishka Singh; Additional reporting by Jonathan Allen; editing by Jonathan Oatis and Aurora Ellis