3 dead & many injured as suspected gas leak triggers blast in central Paris

A fire and a suspected gas leak triggered a powerful explosion inside a bakery in downtown Paris. Three people have lost their lives and dozens more were injured.

Two firefighters have died dealing with the aftermath of the explosion that occurred on Rue de Trevise in central Paris, the city prosecutor has said. Previously, the French interior miniaster put the death toll at four.

Spanish authorities confirmed that a third victim was their citizen.

The explosion was reportedly so powerful that it was felt from a distance of 100 meters, smashing windows and damaging cars.

A fire broke out inside the bakery before the [READ MORE HERE]

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