Mother, seven children die in France fire
A mother and her seven children aged two to 14 died after a fire broke out while they slept in their house in northern France on Monday, police reported.
The blaze broke out shortly after midnight in the family home in the town of Charly-sur-Marne, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Paris.
Neighbors called the department to report the blaze just before 1:00 am (0000 GMT).
The woman’s husband, the father to three of the children, was seriously burned and transferred to a hospital.
The children included five girls and two boys. Four of them were from the mother’s previous relationship.