Incident in France, 10 dead, 14 injured due to a fire
4 in critical condition due to apartment fire, investigation begins
Visit of the Minister of the Interior, investigation of security measures
Vaux-en-Velin (France). On Friday, 10 people, including five children, were burned to death in an apartment on the outskirts of the city of Lyon, France. The French authorities provided this information. He said the cause of the fire is under investigation. The administrator of the Rhône region indicated that 14 people were injured in the fire in the small suburb of Vaux-en-Velin, four of them seriously. About 170 firefighters were dispatched to bring the blaze under control.
The fire broke out around 3 a.m. The fire was brought under control. An Associated Press reporter at the scene noted that several fire engines were present and that security had been tightened in the area. Vaulx-en-Velin is a town of 43,000 inhabitants located in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the Rhône region. French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin called the horrific fire a “devastating blow”. He said he would visit the city one day. Vaux-en-Velin is 470 kilometers southeast of Paris.
Darmanin was in Lyon on Friday to present a security plan for Sunday’s final game between Argentina and France. Darmanin will be accompanied by Interior Minister Olivier Klein during his visit to Vaux-en-Velin.
Tags: firefighters, France
FIRST POST: December 16, 2022, 4:53 p.m. HST