In a fire near Lyon, France, at least 10 people died, including five children.
According to interior minister Gerald Darmanin, a residential building fire in Vaulx-en-Velin, France, close to the city of Lyon, has claimed the lives of at least 10 individuals, five of whom are children between the ages of three and fifteen.
According to rescue officials and local media, four more individuals suffered critical injuries as a result of the fire, which broke out early on Friday morning on the bottom level before moving up the seven-story structure.
Although the fire has been put out, video posted on social media earlier in the day showed a large, dark cloud billowing above the skyscraper.
The shouts woke me up, a neighbor named Mohamed told the Le Progres de Lyon newspaper. "We wanted to help, but there was too much smoke. I observed a dead woman. It was dramatic."
At this point, the source of the fire remains unknown, according to Darmanin.
The minister, who is en route to the scene, stated that "there are numerous scenarios and an inquiry will be initiated."
Footage on social media shows a huge, dark cloud billowing above a residential building in Vaulx-en-Velin.
Le Progres de Lyon quoted Rida, a neighbor, as saying: "I advised my kid not to go to school, and he's shocked. Hearing those horror-related screams traumatized him. My limbs are trembling.
There were over 170 firefighters stationed at the structure in the northern suburb. During the firefight, two of them suffered minor injuries.
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