Fire in bar kills 13 in northern French town

August 6, 2016 08:09

PARIS A fire in a bar in the northern French town of Rouen killed 13 people and injured another six, the interior ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

The ministry said the cause of the fire, which broke out in a bar sometime overnight, was being investigated. Local media reported the fire was accidentally started by candles lit for a birthday cake during a private party.

Rouen this week held the funeral of an elderly priest who was knifed at a church altar in a nearby town in an Islamist attack.

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