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    Last Name:Ballantynes Fire - 18 November 1947
  • Death Date:18 November 1947
  • Country:New Zealand
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  • ID:291299

On 18 November 1947, a fire engulfed Ballantynes department store in central Christchurch, New Zealand. 41 people died in the blaze; all were employees who found themselves trapped by the fire or were overcome by smoke while evacuating the store complex without a fire alarm or evacuation plan. It remains the deadliest fire in New Zealand history.


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