Res­cue teams find fourth body at site of Paris ex­plo­sion

The Guardian - - WORLD -

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

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