Three dead in Paris blast

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

Three peo­ple died and nearly 50 were hurt af­ter a sus­pected gas ex­plo­sion at a Paris bak­ery yes­ter­day.

Two fire­fight­ers and a Span­ish wo­man are said to have died.

In ad­di­tion, 10 peo­ple were in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion while 37 oth­ers were less se­ri­ously in­jured.

The Span­ish wo­man was re­port­edly a tourist who was stay­ing in a ho­tel near the bak­ery where the ex­plo­sion took place.

Fire­fight­ers pulled in­jured vic­tims from win­dows and evac­u­ated res­i­dents as smoke bil­lowed over Rue de Tre­vise in the 9th ar­rondisse­ment of north­cen­tral Paris, a mile north of Notre-Dame cathe­dral.

In­te­rior Min­is­ter Christophe Cas­taner said: “Un­for­tu­nately the hu­man toll is par­tic­u­larly se­ri­ous.”

The af­ter­math of a sus­pected gas ex­plo­sion at a Paris bak­ery which killed three

Two fire­fight­ers were among the vic­tims of the fa­tal blaze

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