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Last Updated: Monday September 05 2005 15:50 GMT

Another deadly fire strikes Paris

Scene of the latest fire
At least 14 people have died in a fire in Paris - the third deadly blaze in the city in less than two weeks.

The fire started in a 18-storey apartment building in the south of the city on Sunday morning.

It was not used to house immigrants, unlike the buildings involved in the previous fires which killed a total of 21 people, including several children.

Three teenage girls have apparently admitted to starting the blaze, by setting fire to letter boxes.

It happened a few hours after thousands of people marched through the city in protest at the previous two fires.

The protesters demanded better housing. The French authorities have been criticised for putting immigrants in low quality accommodation.



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