Blaze in Bar Kills 13 in Rouen, France

Society » INCIDENTS | August 6, 2016, Saturday // 15:42
Bulgaria: Blaze in Bar Kills 13 in Rouen, France Fire damage is seen at the `Au Cuba Libre` bar in Rouen, northern France, 06 August 2016. In the early hours of 06 august a fire broke out at a birthday party in the lower level of the bar. At least 13 people were killed and six injured in the fire. EPA/B

At least 13 people were killed and injuring six others were injured when a fire swept through a birthday party at a bar in the Normandy city of Rouen on Friday night, the French authorities said.

One of the injured persons was in critical condition. The victims were described as people between 18 and 25 years old.

The blaze broke out in the basement of the Cuba Libre bar when a birthday cake with candles lit set fire to flammable soundproofing material in the ceiling. This burning material gave off toxic fumes which killed most of the victims.

French police have ruled out terrorism.


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