Sunday, September 04, 2005

Paris hit by third deadly blaze

There seems to be a lot of arson in France these days:

Paris hit by third deadly blaze

At least 14 people have been killed and 15 others injured in the third deadly fire in Paris in less than two weeks. The blaze ripped through a 18-storey building in the southern Val-de-Marne area of the French capital. The apartment building was not used to house immigrants, as was the case in last month's fires in the city. Detectives believe the fire was started deliberately and people were reportedly seen setting light to letterboxes. Four people have been arrested. The blaze was quickly put out by some 160 fire-fighters, but people were mainly killed by the fumes, according to officials. French Prime Minister Dominique de Ville pin has promised a full investigation. Local Mayor Patrick Seve said the death toll included three children, and warned it could rise. One woman gave birth at the scene right after being rescued, and was then taken to hospital with her baby. The building, in the L'Hay-les-Roses suburb, housed some 500 people. The blaze came only a few hours after thousands of people marched through Paris in protest at the two previous fires nearer the city centre, which killed many African immigrants.


At September 04, 2005 8:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suspected arson from the second fire. Too much of a coincidence. Could this be jihad activity?

At September 04, 2005 10:21 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Irene: It could be Jihad activity. Could it also be French extremists attacking immigrants?

At September 05, 2005 1:16 AM, Blogger TheKaffir said...

Might be that Islamists are looking to use these fires to rouse people to the cause. So they burn largely Muslim immigrants to recruit Muslims to wage war.


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