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Death toll in Paris bakery explosion rises to four

Death toll in Paris bakery explosion rises to four

Rescue workers have found a body under the rubble of a bakery in Paris that was destroyed in a powerful explosion, bringing the overall death toll to four. The blast on Saturday morning in the Rue de Trévise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris also injured dozens of people. Authorities say 10 of them…

Rescue workers have found a body under the rubble of a bakery in Paris that was destroyed in a powerful explosion, bringing the overall death toll to four.

The blast on Saturday morning in the Rue de Trévise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris also injured dozens of people. Authorities say 10 of them are still in critical condition.

A Paris fire department spokesman, Eric Moulin, told reporters that about 30 firefighters were at the site on Sunday to search for other potential victims, amid a mountain of debris and wrecked cars.

Paris authorities said 12 neighbouring buildings that were damaged by the blast – which is suspected to have been caused by a gas leak – have been evacuated. Temporary accommodations were provided for about 40 residents, while dozens of others have been housed by family and friends.

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