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Thursday, April 14, 2011

At least five dead, dozens injured in Paris apartment fire - 14th Apr 2011

A massive overnight fire in the 20th district of Paris has left at least five people dead and dozens more injured, rescue services said on Thursday.

A massive fire in a Paris apartment block killed five people overnight and left dozens injured, six seriously, rescue officials said Thursday.

Four of the victims died after jumping out of windows to escape the blaze, while the fifth was found burned alive in the building in the 20th district of northeastern Paris, firefighters told AFP.

Two firefighters and six children were among the injured.

The cause of the fire, which broke out in a stairwell shortly after 3:00 am, is under investigation.

Some 300 firefighters brought the fire under control by around 5:30 am, officials said. Source