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Fire rages in showpiece Grozny skyscraper

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A fire raged in a 40-storey skyscraper in the Chechnya capital Grozny on Wednesday, a building which is a centrepiece of a drive by local authorities to promote the city as a glitzy and modern hub. 

Chechen people look at burning skyscraper in central Grozny on April 3, 2013.

State television pictures showed a huge plume of smoke rising into the sky and clinging to the sides of the building with bursts of yellow flames snaking down the facade.

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