2 firefighters killed, 47 injured after gas explosion in Paris bakery
London, Jan. 12, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injured 47 people and killed two firefighters, French authorities said.
In a statement, the office said of the 47 people injured, 10 of them seriously, as a result of the explosion.
Earlier, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner had said that four people were killed at the explosion.
According to police, a fire broke out, followed by an explosion, in the bakery on Rue de Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris.
Firefighters pulled injured victims out of windows and evacuated residents as smoke billowed out over Rue de Trévise in the 9th arrondissement (district) of northcentral Paris.
“As firemen were looking for a gas leak in the building, a dramatic explosion took place,” Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said, adding that one of the firemen had been buried under debris for several hours. Agency