At least 13 people died and six others were injured after a fire ravaged and destroyed a bar in the northern French town of Rouen on Saturday.

The fire broke out around midnight during a private birthday party at the bar. Most of the victims are those who were attending the party and are reportedly young people.

The Interior Ministry of France said in a statement that the cause of the fire is being investigated.

More than 50 firefighters are battling the situation at the center of the city.