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Two Swedes among Paris fire victims

AFP/The Local · 19 Apr 2011, 16:12

Published: 19 Apr 2011 16:12 GMT+02:00

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A total of five people died in the blaze which broke out in a stairwell shortly after 3am on April 14 and also left dozens injured, six seriously.

Four of the victims died after jumping out of windows to escape the blaze, while the fifth was found burned alive in the building in the 20th district of northeastern Paris.

Jasmine Jahanshahi, a student at the University of California, Berkeley in the United States, and Louise Brown from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, were students at Sciences-Po, the elite institution said.

The two Swedish students, Lisa Asberg and Felicia Bolm, were studying French Civilisation at the prestigious Sorbonne, a source close to the matter told AFP.

Another American Sciences-Po student, Grace Flott from the University of Washington, Seattle, is in a serious condition in hospital, Sciences-Po's director Richard Descoings said.

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Police are investigating what caused the fire.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

19:16 April 19, 2011 by Artificial Intelligence
This is a tragedy :-(. May their gentle soul rest in the bossom of the lord...Amen!
19:17 April 19, 2011 by zircon
Ecole & Sorbonne, hmm... Now that's interesting news.
20:26 April 19, 2011 by tuerd1982
This is horrible, God bless all of us.
08:20 April 20, 2011 by karex
How tragic. My sympathies to the families.
09:34 April 20, 2011 by Nilspet
What a tragedy! Authorities would have to investigate what caused this horrible thing.

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