Three dead, 50 injured, in huge Paris explosion as Yellow Vest activists gather

Saturday, January 12, 2019
By Paul Martin

THREE people, including a Spanish woman and two firefighters, have been confirmed dead after a huge explosion rocked the centre of Paris leaving 50 Parisians injured, 10 critically.

By TOM NELLIST
Express.co.uk
Sat, Jan 12, 2019

French authorities said two firefighters have died, 10 people have serious injuries and a further 36 other casualties after the explosion at a bakery in one of Paris’s biggest shopping districts. Spain’s foreign minister confirmed the death of a Spanish national. The blast was heard in the centre of the city as dawn broke over the French capital. Conflicting reports had earlier suggested four people were killed but French authorities retracted the figure saying only two had died.

Two of the deaths were firefighters searching the building for a gas leak when the explosion hit.

Ten of the injured have been described as critical by Paris fire service officials.

Emergency services, including police who had been securing nearby areas against the Yellow Vest protestors, rushed to Rue de Treviso in Paris’s 9th District, a short walk from the Louvre Museum.

Paris was already on high alter and crawling with police as the city braces itself for another weekend of potentially violent Yellow Vest protests.

Social media users posted pictures of a burning building on the street with its windows and entire ground floor blown out.

The cause of the explosion is believed to have been a gas leak at a bakery.

Wreckage from the massive blast was also seen strewn across the road and smoke billowed out of the building as firefighters battled desperately tried to rescue trapped people from inside the burning boulangerie.

A fire engine was also pictured with what appears to be a radiator smashed through its windscreen.

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