Filipino couple among dead in Paris apartment fire

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Source: Pompiers de Paris

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 7) Ï A Filipino couple was among the fatalities in a fire that razed an apartment in central Paris on Monday night, Manila time.

In a statement Thursday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the Philippine Embassy in Paris had received confirmation that the couple was among the 10 persons who died in the incident.

The DFA, in the statement, expressed its condolences to the family of the couple and assured that the Embassy will provide support to their loved ones. It did not name the victims.

The fire started at around 7 pm, Manila time, on the Rue Erlanger in the city's 16th arrondissement, sending some residents fleeing onto adjoining rooftops.

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At least 37 people, including six firefighters, suffered injuries while one was seriously injured.

Around 30 people were evacuated from the building using ladders. Two neighboring buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

With reports from CNN's Euan McKirdy.