Five dead in Paris apartment fire

14th April 2011, Comments 2 comments

A massive fire in a Paris apartment block killed five people overnight and left dozens injured, six seriously, rescue officials said Thursday.

Four of the victims died after jumping out of windows to escape the blaze, while the fifth was found burned alive in the building in the 20th district of northeastern Paris, firefighters told AFP.

Two firefighters and six children were among the injured.

The cause of the fire, which broke out in a stairwell shortly after 3:00 am, is under investigation.

Some 300 firefighters brought the fire under control by around 5:30 am, officials said.

© 2011 AFP

2 Comments To This Article

  • Megan Clement posted:

    on 18th April 2011, 19:46:29 - Reply

    Please follow the link above to urge the mayor of Paris to improve fire safety standards in all Paris residences.
  • Megan Clement posted:

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