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13 killed, 6 injured in devastating bar fire in France

At least 13 people have died after a fire erupted through a bar in northern France. Police say the fire broke out at a birthday party at the bar in the city of Rouen in
India TV News Desk Paris August 06, 2016 9:24 IST
India TV News Desk

At least 13 people have died after a fire erupted through a bar in northern France.

Police say the fire broke out at a birthday party at the bar in the city of Rouen in Normandy.

Most of the victims were reportedly young people attending a birthday party.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve gave an initial count of 13 dead and six injured.

He says more than 50 firefighters are battling the blaze in the center of the city. The fire started late Friday night or shortly after midnight.

A judicial inquiry has been opened.

(With inputs from agencies)