PARIS — A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak blew apart a Paris bakery on Saturday and devastated the street it was on, killing three people and injuring dozens as it blasted out windows and overturned nearby cars, French authorities said. French authorities corrected the figure of four dead given earlier by France’s interior minister. Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said the cause of the blast appeared to be an accidental gas leak. She said many residents and tourists had been evacuated from neighbouring buildings and hotels and Paris authorities were helping to provide them temporary accommodations. ——Oleg Cetinic, Milos Krivokapic, Mstyslav Chernov in Paris, and Frank Griffiths and Nishit Morsawala in London, contributed to this report.
Source: National Post January 12, 2019 08:53 UTC