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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 06:37 AM

'Strong Explosion' Tears Through Paris Bakery, Injuring Several People

Source: New York Times

PARIS — An large explosion tore through a bakery in central Paris on Saturday morning, leaving smoke and flames and scattered debris in its wake and injuring several people, the authorities said.

The authorities said the blast was believed to have been tied to a gas leak.

The Paris police prefecture said on Twitter that a fire initially started in a shop on Rue de Trévise that was then hit by a “strong explosion.” About 200 firefighters battled the blaze, and photos on social media showed firefighters helping people down a ladder after the blast.

About 100 police officers were sent to the scene.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/12/world/europe/france-paris-explosion.html

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:11 AM

1. 2 killed, 37 injured

From https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46849633

Paris 'gas explosion' kills two firefighters in city centre
25 minutes ago

Two firefighters have been killed after a huge explosion at a bakery in the French capital, Paris, officials say.

The emergency services were responding to a gas leak when "a dramatic explosion" occurred, said Interior Minister Christophe Castaner.

Thirty-seven people were injured, 10 seriously, in the blast on Rue de Trévise in the 9th Arrondissement at around 09:00 (08:00 GMT).

New anti-government protests are being held in Paris and other French cities.

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:03 PM

2. Paris bakery 'gas explosion' kills three

Source: The Guardian

Paris bakery 'gas explosion' kills three

Kim Willsher in Paris
Sat 12 Jan 2019 13.23 GMT

Two firefighters and a Spanish woman have died in a massive explosion caused by a “pocket of gas” in a six-storey building in Paris.

The woman died in hospital and at least 46 others were said to be injured, nine of them critically, including a third firefighter, in the blast in the 9th arrondissement of the capital on Saturday morning.

One of the firefighters was trapped under the rubble of the destroyed building for two-and-a-half hours before being rescued by colleagues.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/12/paris-bakery-blast-causes-multiple-injuries

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Sun Jan 13, 2019, 08:28 AM

3. Body found in rubble brings toll to 4 in Paris bakery blast

Source: Associated Press

Body found in rubble brings toll to 4 in Paris bakery blast

January 13, 2019

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor’s office says rescuers have 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 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 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. Temporary accommodations were provided for about 40 residents while dozens of others have been housed by family and friends.


https://apnews.com/954aa02236d44aa8890b7bbab55b04d5

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Sun Jan 13, 2019, 08:45 AM

4. A Paris bakery. Damn.

I adore Paris bakeries.

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