A "violent fire" on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday in a nomadic camp in Marseille left one dead, we learned from concordant sources.

A 46-year-old man was found dead in a fire in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday in a nomadic camp in Marseille.

The fire "would have started from the kitchen of one of the barracks," said a police source.

Nine gas cylinders were found on the spot, according to the marine firefighters.

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27 people evacuated

Called around 1 a.m., the latter evacuated 27 people, including 11 children, who were living on this vacant lot located near a bypass in the 12th arrondissement. "Showing no symptoms", the evacuees were gathered in an advanced medical station while awaiting relocation, said the marine firefighters.