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Paris: Several dead in a violent fire

The violent fire of an apartment building in Paris, which killed 8 people according to a new balance sheet, is of criminal origin, said the prosecutor of the Republic of Paris, who announced the arrest of ‘a woman.

“The criminal thesis is privileged and a person living in the building was arrested and placed in custody,” said the prosecutor of the Republic of Paris, Rémy Heitz. The body of an eighth victim was found under the rubble of this eight-storey residential building, the prosecutor said, announcing the opening of an investigation to shed light on the causes of the tragedy.

The fire also caused about thirty wounded, including one person in absolute urgency. The fire, which broke out in a building in the 16th arrondissement, was controlled around 6 am and firefighters still strive to extinguish the embers to continue the reconnaissance, which is still not completed.

“The record can still evolve,” said the spokesman for firefighters, Captain Clément Cognon.

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