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Fire breaks out on rooftop of Lyon university

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Lyon, France (Reuters) - A large fire broke has broken out on the rooftop of a university in the French city of Lyon and firemen are on the scene, the Lyon 1 faculty said on Thursday.

Police and university sources said works had been ongoing on the roof and that a gas bottle exploded, starting the blaze. One person was hurt in the incident, the officials said.

(Reporting by Catharine Lagrange in Lyon and Sudip Kar-Gupta in Paris; Editing by Richard Lough)

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