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Seven dead in Paris building blaze: fire service

The blaze in the French capital's trendy 16th arrondissement also left 27 people - including three firefighters - with minor injuries.

Firefighters are seen near a building that caught fire in the 16th arrondissement in Paris, on 5 February 2019. Picture: AFP

PARIS – Seven people died and another was seriously injured in a building fire in a wealthy Paris neighbourhood on Monday night, the fire service said.

"The toll could still increase because the fire is still in progress on the 7th and 8th floors" of the eight-storey block, a fire service spokesperson said at the scene.

The blaze in the French capital's trendy 16th arrondissement also left 27 people - including three firefighters - with minor injuries.

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