According to Mikrofon news agency (MHA), a 28 years old man has been arrested as a prime suspect of torching an apartment east of France which took lives of 5 people including four children, police says.
Another eight people have been injured three of them seriously. Authorities blamed arson for the blaze in the social housing block.
“ We think the fire in the four-story building was the result of arson, all evidence we have support this idea strongly” said Dominique Alzeari, prosecutor in the city of Mulhouse where the fire took place.
Officials confirmed there Turk citizens are among dead. 12 people have been rescued by the firefighters via the apartment building windows, police said.