A man, believed to be in his sixties, was found dead on a wooden pallet in the Place de la Concorde in the heart of Paris, close to the US Embassy, the Hotel Crillon and the Champs-Elysées. The unidentified man had been sleeping rough, without even blankets. One pressure group, Les Morts de la Rue (the dead on the street), claimed that at least 200 people, between 18 and 80, had died prematurely while sleeping rough in France in the past 12 months. 200,000 homeless people are living in the streets fo France.
(Source: The Independent)