Four die in Paris hotel blaze

A fire at a hotel in the centre of Paris has killed four people and injured eight.

A fire at a hotel in the centre of Paris has killed four people and injured eight.

The blaze started on the ground level of the Hotel du Palais, on a street along the River Seine near the Louvre Museum.

The flames spread to a stairwell and climbed to the top floor of the seven-storey building.

Of the injured, seven suffered from smoke inhalation. One person was in a serious condition.

About 150 firefighters in 30 fire engines rushed to the hotel at about 3am local time and worked for two hours to bring the flames under control.

Police apprehended a 36-year-old man at the scene.

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