Monday, January 17

Marseille: a 5-year-old child dies in a fire, 6 other people injured

A dramatic record. A fire in an apartment in Marseille left one dead – a 5-year-old child – and six seriously injured.

The violent fire broke out shortly before 8 a.m. on the 9th floor of a building in the Cité des Rosiers (14th arrondissement), reveals La Provence. The circumstances of the fire outbreak are still unknown at this stage.

A 5-year-old child died after being badly burned. Two other young victims were identified by the emergency services: a 2 month old baby, who suffers from 3rd degree burns, and a girl, injured in the face. The latter was evacuated, unconscious. Their 25-year-old mother, a couple and another child were poisoned by the fumes.

According to information from La Provence, 80 marine firefighters were mobilized and contained the fire.

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