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Buddhist Temple Plans Service For Lowell Victims

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LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Buddhist temple in Lowell is planning a memorial service for the victims and survivors of a massive apartment fire in the city.

The service is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Glory Buddhist Temple.

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Seven people died, including five members of one family, and dozens of others were displaced by the pre-dawn three-alarm fire Thursday.

Lowell has a significant population of Cambodian descent and many of the tenants of the Branch Street apartment building, including some of the victims, were Cambodian-American.

Monks from the temple held a prayer service in front of the building on Thursday attended by dozens of people.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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