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Devil fear prompts 11 to leap from window

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Devil fear prompts 11 to leap from window


Eleven people have leapt from a third floor window in a small French town close to Paris in a tragic incident.

Detectives are trying to establish if the group jumped of their own accord or were forced to do so.

It is believed that the group, of African origin, saw a naked man and became hysterical believing he was the devil:

“ I heard a man but I couldn’t see him. In the name of Jesus. This thing is Satan, it’s satanic stuff, a bit weird,” said one eyewitnesses.

A 4-month old baby boy died in the fall, 7 others were injured, including some children.

A man, who lived in the flat, was woken by his baby and as he attended to the child, naked, a woman panicked and stabbed him in the hand thinking he was the devil.

The man has been taken into custody, along with another, as police struggle to piece together the circumstances behind the tragedy.

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