OFFICIALS in France have confirmed that at least eight people have died and 25 have been injured in a blaze at a tower block in a wealthy neighbourhood in Paris.
The fire broke out in the early hours of this morning in an eight-storey building in an area filled with upmarket shops and restaurants and popular with tourists.
Un incendie a fait au moins 8 morts et 30 blessés dans le 16e arrondissement de Paris pic.twitter.com/jsvUgeTH1D
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Officials say that early investigations suggest a ‘criminal’ cause for the blaze and a woman resident of the building next to the that caught fire has been arrested.
It is claimed that she had been seen trying to set fire to a car and then a rubbish container.