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Blaze devastates New Delhi shanty town

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An Indian shouts for water as a shanty town is engulfed in flames in New Delhi, India, Friday. A fire swept through a slum in the Indian capital, destroying hundreds of shanties where residents had collected scrap plastic and rubber for resale. No one was reported injured or killed, fire department chief A.K. Sharma said.

The Associated Press reports --  A fire swept through a slum in New Delhi, India, Friday. The blaze destroyed hundreds of shanties where residents had collected scrap plastic and rubber for resale. No one was reported injured or killed, fire department chief A.K. Sharma said.

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Indian residents walk in the remains of a shanty town after a major fire in New Delhi, India, Friday.

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Indian residents pass buckets of water as they help battle a fire in a shanty town in New Delhi, India, Friday.

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An Indian man gestures for water as he and others wait for firefighters to arrive as a shanty town is engulfed in flames in New Delhi, India, Friday.

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Firefighters and local residents try to extinguish a fire from a slum area in New Delhi, Friday. Hundreds of huts were gutted in the fire but no casualties were reported and the cause of the fire was unknown, local media reported on Friday.

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An Indian woman is comforted by a relative as she cries while walking in the remains of a shanty town after a major fire in New Delhi, India, Friday.

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