| GEO World|
| Two die in Paraguay fire|
| Updated at: 1113 PST, Tuesday, November 17, 2009|
ASUNCION: At least two people were killed and seven others injured in a fire at a crowded supermarket near the Asuncion bus terminal, a Paraguayan police spokesman said.
The bodies of two men were found after the fire at a supermarket, Asuncion Metropolitan Police Zone 1 chief Eligio Ibarra said.
One of the men “burned to death and the other died from asphyxiation,” Ibarra said.
The fire apparently started when a gas cylinder in the supermarket’s restaurant exploded, the fire department said.
An Aug. 1, 2004, blaze at the Ycua Bolaños supermarket killed 364 people and injured hundreds of others, making it the worst fire in Paraguay’s history.