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Apartment fire kills at least five in Paris suburb

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Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-08-10

Five people, including a baby, died in a fire in a nine-storey apartment building in the Paris suburb of Sevran on Monday, fire fighters have told AFP.

AFP - Five people including a baby died in a fire in a nine-storey apartment building in the Paris suburb of Sevran on Monday, firefighters told AFP.
   
A man whose identity and age were not immediately known was found dead in the staircase and another adult, two children and the baby died in an apartment on the eighth floor.
   
Twenty-nine other people suffered from smoke inhalation, with 15 of them taken to a hospital for treatment.
   
The fire broke out in the staircase at 4:17 am (0217 GMT) and was put out at 6:19 am, fire fighters said.
   
Police has started investigating the cause of the fire in Sevran's Beaudottes area.
 

Date created : 2009-08-10

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