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Paris apartment fire kills seven; 30 injured

Published: February 05, 2019 12:27:14 | Updated: February 07, 2019 14:52:18


Emergency vehicles line a street where a residential building had caught fire in Paris, France, February 5, 2019, in this still image taken from a social media video - Pierre-Alexandre Vezinet/via REUTERS

A fire in a Paris apartment building killed at least seven people and injured around 30 in the early hours of Tuesday, authorities said.

The blaze at an eight-storey building in the city’s fashionable 16th district was brought under control by firefighters.

French television showed video of flames emerging from windows of the building. Authorities said they were investigating the cause of the fire, Reuters reported.

The incident comes less than a month after a gas blast in central Paris killed four people.

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