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A woman died and several people were injured after a huge fire broke out inside a renowned hospital complex on the outskirts of Paris, French officials said Thursday.

The blaze erupted late Wednesday inside a flat of a residential block by the Henri-Mondor hospital in the southeastern suburb of Creteil, said Guillaume Fresse, the Paris fire department spokesman.

The flames rapidly spread to the rest of the 10-storey building which houses some of the hospital staff, engulfing the facade and a staircase, he added.

However, the blaze did not affect the hospital itself, which shot to international fame after carrying out the world’s first full face transplant in 2010.

Around 100 firefighters battled the blaze for more than two hours and saved 10 people trapped inside the building before extinguishing the flames around 1:30 am (2330 GMT).

One woman was killed and several people were injured including two firefighters who sustained serious injuries during the “complex operation”, Fresse said.

In total, some 50 people were evacuated from the block.

Last June, three people died and 27 were injured in a fire at an apartment block in central Paris.

In February, a woman suffering from psychiatric problems started a fire in Paris’s wealthy 16th district. Ten people died and 96 suffered injuries in the deadliest blaze to hit the French capital in almost 14 years.

Source: AFP

 

chris-brownChris Brown’s Paris trip resulted in him getting arrested after a woman accused the singer of drugging and raping her. The Heartbreak On A Full Moon singer was released from police custody with no charges with reports detailing how officers are having a hard time understanding the woman’s story. Chris has now hit the woman with a defamation lawsuit and is putting his innocence on the forefront, quite literally, with new merchandise.

In a since-deleted Instagram post, Chris wrote “THIS BITCH LYIN” in his caption and he’s now taken those three words and plastered them on some t-shirts. According to The Blast the original term was coined when Chris was accused of assaulting model Baylee Curran back in 2016 and now he’s found another way to bring it back to light again.

The shirts are being sold online through Chris’ Black Pyramid clothing line, going for $38 a piece.

“I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR. THIS IS FALSE AND A WHOLE LOT OF CAP!” Chris wrote in his since-deleted post. “FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISPRESPECTFUL AND IS AGAINST MY CHARACTER AND MORALS!!!!!”

After Chris was released from custody he stayed in the city to finish up some filming an upcoming music video.