SAN FRANCISCO， Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Officials in Oakland， California， said the death toll of an overnight fire in a warehouse rose to 24 as of Saturday morning.
Sergeant Ray Kelly of Alameda County Sheriff's Office said about 20 percent of the warehouse， which was burnt out by a fire starting about 11:30 p.m. on Friday， had been searched.
Heavy machinery was brought in to the site on Saturday to help with cleaning up the debris and shore up the structure， designated only as a warehouse but turned into a party venue and probably a residence.
Officials initially said firefighters found nine victims of the blaze， which took place during an electronic music party in the two-story building in an industrial neighborhood in the Bay Area city east of San Francisco.
In a previous press conference， Kelly said he did not know how many people were in the building， and how many left， meaning that there was no exact number of people unaccounted for. On Sunday， he said the number could rise， as well as the death toll.
The building is now a crime scene investigated by local and federal law enforcement agencies. Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf pledged a full investigation into the incident.
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On a public holiday dedicated to reconciliation, South Africans on Monday started coming to terms with the loss of Nelson Mandela, a day after he was buried at the end of a life struggle for freedom and equality.
A nine-metre Nike Air Max 90 Leather Scontate , bronze statue of the democracy icon will be unveiled on the lawns of the Union Buildings, the seat of government in Pretoria where Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president in 1994.
For 50 million compatriots, Mandela was not just a statesman and president, but a moral guide who led the country away from internecine racial conflict.
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During the funeral, President Jacob Zuma urged the country to carry on Mandela's legacy.
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Ten days of official mourning came to an end Sunday with a state burial in Mandela's rural boyhood village of Qunu, marked by tearful eulogies and strident vows to pursue his ideals.
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"We will continue to draw lessons from Madiba?s very rich and extraordinary life and continue with his legacy."
Symbolic of that legacy of reconciliation, Zuma will unwrap a giant Mandela statue in an event also marking the centenary of the Union Buildings, where generations of apartheid heads of state signed many of the racial laws Mandela spent most of his life fighting against.
The Day of Reconciliation was first marked in 1995, the year after South Africa's first-ever democratic elections which symbolically ended decades of racial oppression.
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Some Afrikaners still mark the day today.
But December 16 is also the anniversary of the founding of Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation) -- the now ruling African National Congress' armed wing, which Mandela founded.
After the all-race vote in 1994, the day was symbolically retained as a holiday and renamed.
"Former President Mandela is associated with the promotion of reconciliation which is why the day was chosen for the unveiling (of the statue)" said the government.
The event had been planned before Mandela's death.
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"The unveiling (of the statue)... signals the start of celebrating and living the late Madiba?s legacy and the end of the mourning period," said the government.
The national flag was raised on Monday from its half-mast position, and was flying as normal 11 days after Mandela died at the age of 95.
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The stabbing spree happened around 10:23 a.m. in Wu'an City. The suspect was caught on the scene after injuring seven people. Three of the injured died in the hospital, while the others are still being treated, according to the city's police.
The case remains under investigation.
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