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French prosecutors investigate Lyon fire in which 10 people died

Inquiry launched into ‘wilful damage leading to death’ after six adults and four children perished on Friday

French prosecutors have opened an investigation into “wilful damage leading to death” after a pre-dawn blaze killed 10 people in a rundown seven-storey block of flats outside Lyon.

The Lyon public prosecutor’s office said six adults and four children died in the fire on Friday in Vaulx-en-Velin and 24 people had been injured, four of whom remained in a serious condition in hospital. Initial reports said five adults and five children were killed.

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