Paris bak­ery blast death toll rises to 4

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The Paris prose­cu­tor’s of­fice said on Sun­day res­cuers found a body un­der the rub­ble of a bak­ery in Paris that was blown apart by a pow­er­ful ex­plo­sion, bring­ing the over­all death toll to four.

The blast on Satur­day morn­ing in the Rue de Tre­vise in the

9th ar­rondisse­ment of north cen­tral Paris also in­jured dozens of peo­ple. Au­thor­i­ties say 10 of them are still in crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

Paris fire depart­ment spokesman Eric Moulin told re­porters 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 neigh­bor­ing build­ings that were dam­aged by the blast ap­par­ently due to a gas leak have been evac­u­ated.

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