At least seven dead after overnight building blaze in southern France

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An investigation into arson has been opened after a fire, apparently caused by an explosion, swept a residential building in the early hours of Monday in Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque, close to Perpignan, in southern France, leaving at least seven people dead, including two children, and another 37 people injured.

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At least seven people, including two children, have died after an explosion sent fire raging through a building in southern France, reports The Guardian.