French police on Friday were investigating a fire that broke out overnight in a centre for migrant workers outside Paris, leaving one dead and 13 injured.
The Nanterre prosecutors' office said the fire started at around 3:30am in the suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt, west of Paris.
Investigators said they suspected the fire may be of criminal origin, adding that they had found traces of combustible material and a fire accelerant at the building's entrance.
Two people were seriously injured when they jumped out of the building's upper windows to escape the flames.
One of them, identified as a 40-year-old Malian, was rushed unconscious to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
(FRANCE 24 with AP)
Date created : 2016-12-16