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Fatal fire in Paris: A Moroccan among the victims

A young Moroccan woman died in the wake of the violent fire that ravaged, on the night of Monday to Tuesday, a residential building in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, said Wednesday a Moroccan consular source in the French capital.

The death of MI, 24 years old, who lived in the building, was confirmed police source at the Consulate General of Morocco in Paris.

The girl, whose body is at the Forensic Institute, had not given any news of her to family members and co-workers since the disaster that killed ten and thirty wounded.

Her relatives, who tried to contact her by phone, made contact with family members to express their concerns.

The mother of the girl has moved urgently from Morocco to Paris where she has undergone a DNA sample for her confrontation with those bodies of victims still being identified.

At the same time, the Consulate General of Morocco in Paris maintained permanent contact with the judicial police in charge of the investigation.

Born in Nice, M.I is registered with the Consulate General of Morocco in Montpellier, in the south-east of France.

As soon as the death confirmed, the Consul General of Morocco in Paris, Mustapha Bouazzaoui, went on site to begin the procedures of use.

Recall that the fire of this residential building, the most violent and heaviest in terms of victims that France has known for more than 15 years, is believed to be of criminal origin.

The public prosecutor in Paris, Rémy Heitz, said that a resident of the building was arrested not far from the scene and placed in custody.

It is “a woman of 40 years with a psychiatric history,” said the prosecutor.

The applicant was later to be interned in the psychiatric clinic under the Paris Police Headquarters pending determination of the possibility of her being tried.

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