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Five killed in apartment building fire in Strasbourg

Five people were killed in a fire overnight in an apartment building in Strasbourg, eastern France, the local fire service said on Thursday.

Five people were killed in a fire overnight in an apartment building in Strasbourg, eastern France, the local fire service said on Thursday.

Another seven people suffered minor injuries, the fire service said.

France Bleu local radio reported that the victims were already dead due to smoke inhalation in the common areas of the building when firefighters arrived.

Investigators were looking into the cause of the fire, the report said, quoting a local official as saying that an electric fault might have been involved.

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