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Fire in Pau, 5 dead under ominous circumstances

LanguedocLiving, Jul 10

An incident in Pau caused a fire on Tuesday morning, and five people died, including a child.

30 residents were evacuated from a high rise building in Pau on Tuesday, when a resident called the firefighters.

They were called at 6.40am by a resident "who could not open the door of the apartment where the fire occurred and who was concerned because they saw blood running down the edge of one of the apartment's windows", a member of the emergency services told the AFP news agency.

When the firefighters arrived, they found five deceased people inside the apartment and a sofa on fire.

One of the five was two year old child, who had succumbed to the effects of the fire. The other four, who were adults, had seemingly been bound and gagged with adhesive tape around their faces.

Neighbours say that three out of the four adults were of Spanish origin and that the child was two years old.

"There seems to have been a domestic incident that turned into a massacre," Pau deputy mayor Jean-Paul Brin told AFP.

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