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1 man dead and 6 missing following blaze at a hotel

Fire gutted a hotel on England's south coast on Saturday, killing one man and leaving six people missing.

world Updated: Aug 18, 2007 16:20 IST

Fire gutted a hotel on England's south coast on Saturday, killing one man and leaving six people missing.

Fire fighters at the Penhallow Hotel in Newquay, Cornwall, spent hours fighting the blaze which led to large parts of the building collapsing. Three people are being treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.

Cornwall County Fire Brigade's deputy chief fire officer Ted Simpson said the six missing people "may or may not be inside the building."

A fire investigation team is on site and has already started trying to find out what caused the blaze.

Devon and Cornwall Police said 86 residents were evacuated from the hotel.