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Historic landmark to fire-ravaged shell: Eastbourne Pier is devastated by blaze

A devastating fire engulfed Eastbourne Pier yesterday, leaving an empty shell where a historic landmark used to stand.

The blaze, believed to have been caused by an electrical fault, destroyed part of the 144-year-old Grade II-listed structure but no injuries were reported.

Despite firefighters managing to save a section of the attraction, the severity of the damage was evident in pictures captured during and after the blaze.

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