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Ten people, including five children between the ages of 3 and 15, were killed in a fire that broke out on Friday morning in a residential building in Volx-en-Velin, near from the French city of Lyon, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said.
Darmanin said the cause of the fire is unknown at this stage and an investigation will be opened.
About 180 firefighters were on the scene. the fire has been extinguished.
The fire broke out early on Friday morning in a seven-story residential building. A security cordon was set up at the site, the Rhone district authorities said.
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