A fire at a cancer hospital in Manchester may have destroyed equipment, research, and data, the Guardian reports.

"We've lost hundreds of thousands of pounds of vital reagents. We've probably lost a lot of small lab equipment, the small pieces where the ceiling collapsed at landed on them," Richard Marais, the head of the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, tells the Guardian.

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