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24 confirmed dead in Oakland party fire

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By Christopher Cummins  with Agencies
24 confirmed dead in Oakland party fire

<p>Recovery teams say they have now found 24 bodies in the charred ruins of a rave venue in Oakland California following Friday’s deadly fire. </p> <p>Officials expect the number of dead to rise significantly. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">9 dead and 20 more missing after tragic fire strikes Oakland rave party. <a href="https://t.co/sR9VdnzTGv">https://t.co/sR9VdnzTGv</a> <a href="https://t.co/sH5CXllbzL">pic.twitter.com/sH5CXllbzL</a></p>— Complex (@Complex) <a href="https://twitter.com/Complex/status/805087401588756480">December 3, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Between 50 and 100 people are thought to have been at the party when the blaze swept through the warehouse.</p> <p>Oakland is in shock:“It’s a tragedy, I mean, a lot of young people going out to have a good time in the wrong place at the wrong time, you know,” said one Oaklander; another found it hard to comprehend’: “I am sorry for everyone’s loss, it’s the people I didn’t know. It’s just, I can’t even…, it’s mind blowing. Heartbreaking.’‘</p> <p>The fire department say the building known as the Oakland Ghost Ship was packed with furniture and artists materials making access and escape difficult.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pre-Fire Photos From Inside Oakland's 'Ghost Ship' Collective, Which Was Cited Two Weeks Ago By Building Inspectors <a href="https://t.co/Ggn05Ma0X5">https://t.co/Ggn05Ma0X5</a> <a href="https://t.co/m6i2fMkG3Z">pic.twitter.com/m6i2fMkG3Z</a></p>— SFist (@SFist) <a href="https://twitter.com/SFist/status/805146668303663104">December 3, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Investigators allege there was no sprinkler system and the city had received complaints of unauthorised construction.</p>