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Fire near the French city of Lyon, 10 people were killed, including 5 children




PARIS (Reuters) – Ten people, including five children aged 3 to 15, were killed after a fire broke out on Friday morning at a residential building in Vaulx-en-Velin, near the city of Lyon of France, said Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin.

Darmanin said the cause of the fire remains unknown at this stage.

“There are several scenarios and an investigation will be opened,” he said, adding that he had been in touch with President Emmanuel Macron about the incident.

About 180 firefighters were at the scene. Darmanin said the fire has now been extinguished and added that he was on the scene.

The fire broke out in the early hours of Friday morning at a seven-story residential building. A security fence has been set up at the site, the government of the Rhone region said.

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