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Two dead, 12 hurt in French retirement home blaze

Two people died and a dozen were injured early today when a fire broke out in a retirement home at La Rochefoucauld in the Charente region of southwest France, officials said.

world Updated: Nov 19, 2011 08:42 IST

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Hindustantimes
         

Two people died and a dozen were injured early Friday when a fire broke out in a retirement home at La Rochefoucauld in the Charente region of southwest France, officials said.

The blaze spread after breaking out in a ground floor room killing two of the 81 pensioners. Twelve more were hospitalised, local officials said.

The reasons for the fire were not immediately known.

First Published: Nov 18, 2011 11:33 IST

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