1st LD Writethru: 5 killed in building fire in France

Source: Xinhua| 2020-02-27 17:33:11|Editor: xuxin
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PARIS, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- Five people were killed and seven others injured in a building fire in the northeastern French city of Strasbourg on Thursday, the local fire service said in a statement.

Another 23 were unharmed and received in a gymnasium in the city. The fire has been taken under control, and its cause is still under investigation.

According to local media, firefighters responded to the incident at 1:16 a.m. local time (0016 GMT) after receiving an alert that there was smoke in the seven-storey building.

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner and Mayor Roland Ries of Strasbourg have expressed their condolences to the victims and their families on Twitter.