3 die in tower blaze
AT least three people died and 12 were injured yesterday in a fire at a Honolulu high-rise tower that was not equipped with sprinklers, authorities said.
Four people were admitted to hospital and hundreds fled the residential complex as smoke billowed from the upper floors.
The dead were found on the 26th floor of the Marco Polo building, where the fire broke out before spreading to the 28th floor, fire chief Manuel Neves said.
Firefighters were searching the damaged areas to make sure no others died.
The 36-floor building near the tourist mecca of Waikiki was built in 1971, before sprinklers were required.