Rescue teams find fourth body at site of Paris explosion
Rescue workers have found a body under the rubble of a Paris bakery that was destroyed in a powerful explosion, bringing the death toll to four.
Two firefighters and a Spanish tourist were also killed in the blast on Saturday that injured dozens and badly damaged nearby apartments.
Rescue workers with sniffer dogs had earlier searched for a missing woman who lived above the bakery. A source close to the investigation said the body found in the rubble could be that of the missing woman.
The blast gutted the lower part of the building that housed a bakery and a restaurant and also overturned cars, leaving glass and rubble strewn across a large area of the street.
About 50 people were injured, nine seriously, including several tourists who were in the area to visit attractions such as the popular Rue des Martyrs.
A fire service spokesman said yesterday that 40 firefighters were clearing the debris by hand because of the dangerous conditions.
“We will only leave once everything is cleared, stone by stone, to be certain there is no one else,” he said, indicating the operation could take a week.
Debris and damaged cars remain in the streets a day after the Paris blast