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Salsa and soccer may be fun, but why were no sprinkler systems installed? A little Anglo-Saxon function goes a long way to avoiding such a catastrophe.

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Two hundred year old museum goes up in flames.

A huge fire ravaged Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum Sunday night, destroying most of its collection of 20 million historical items and invaluable artefacts.

Firefighters worked to put out the blaze at the esteemed National Museum in Rio de Janeiro overnight, which houses artifacts from Egypt, Greco-Roman art and some of the first fossils found in Brazil.

There is no word yet of the possible cause, nor the exact extent of damage, however a Roman fresco which survived Pompeii is believed to be among the items destroyed in the fire.  

To read more on the Daily Mail:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6125217/Giant-flames-tear-National-Museum-Rio-Janeiro.html

 

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