Fire in wealthy Paris district kills at least 10, woman arrested
Updated 15:01, 06-Feb-2019
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At least 10 people were killed and 30 others were injured in a blaze at an apartment complex in the French capital of Paris on Monday, AFP reported citing local prosecutor's office on Tuesday.

The death toll could rise as search on the top floor of the building is still underway.

The fire started at around 0000GMT in an eight-storey building on Rue Erlanger in the wealthy 16th arrondissement of southwest Paris.

Firefighters tackle blaze in a building on Rue Erlanger in the 16th district, Paris, France, February 5, 2019. /VCG Photo 

Firefighters tackle blaze in a building on Rue Erlanger in the 16th district, Paris, France, February 5, 2019. /VCG Photo 

Police have arrested a woman who lived in the building on suspicion of arson.

The Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo said on Twitter that the city is in mourning.

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