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11 killed in fire at French vacation home hosting people with disabilities

11 killed in fire at French vacation home hosting people with disabilities
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Thursday, 10 August, 2023, 14:18

Eleven people were killed when a fire tore through a pair of attached vacation homes hosting people with disabilities in an eastern French town early Wednesday morning.

The tragedy rattled French society, which in August usually sees much of the country go on vacation.

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne and Minister of Solidarity and Families Aurore Berge traveled to the scene of the fire in Wintzenheim, a small town near the German border about 315 miles (500 kilometers) east of Paris, just hours after after the blaze had been contained.