The Associated Press
NEW DELHI, India - A fire swept through a shanty town in the Indian capital early yesterday, killing three people and destroying nearly 800 brick and mud huts.
It took the crews of 25 fire engines four hours to douse the flames in the slum on the bank of River Jamuna in New Delhi's northeast, fire service officials told the United News of India news agency.
The fire spread quickly through the cramped neighborhood of makeshift wooden shacks and mounds of scrap collected by residents who make a living selling paper and recycling plastic.
Officials were investigating the cause of the fire.