Three die, 10 badly in­jured in gas blast

The Mercury - - WORLD - |

PARIS: Two fire­fight­ers and a Span­ish tourist were killed and dozens were in­jured in a ma­jor blast at a bak­ery in cen­tral Paris on Satur­day morn­ing.

Ten peo­ple were se­ri­ously in­jured, while 37 re­ceived mi­nor in­juries. The ex­plo­sion took place on Rue de Tre­vise, not far from the Paris Opera, at the same time as the city was brac­ing for the ninth week­end of Yel­low Vest protests.

Au­thor­i­ties sus­pect a gas leak to be be­hind the blast. Se­cu­rity au­thor­i­ties were check­ing to see whether sur­round­ing build­ings were dam­aged and pose a risk.

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