4 Killed And Dozens Injured After Gas Explosion Rocks Bakery In Paris - News Summed Up

4 Killed And Dozens Injured After Gas Explosion Rocks Bakery In Paris


PARIS, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Four people died and nearly 50 were injured in a massive gas explosion that gutted the ground floor of a building in a central Paris shopping district on Saturday, authorities said. The accident occurred with Paris under security lockdown for a ninth consecutive Saturday of “yellow vest” protests, with large parts of the French capital blocked off by riot police. “A this stage we can say it (the gas blast) is clearly an accident,” Paris prosecutor Remi Heitz told reporters. Ambulances struggled to access the blast area because of police barriers set up to help contain any violence by yellow vest protesters. He said that as he approached the scene, a woman was crying for help from the first floor of a building: “Help us, help us, we have a child.” (


Source: Huffington Post January 12, 2019 11:30 UTC



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