Body found in Paris debris bakery explosion brings death …

Body found in Paris debris bakery explosion brings death toll to four

Press Association

Rescuers found the body of a woman under the rubble of a bakery in Paris that was blown up by a powerful blast, bringing the total number of deaths to four.

The explosion on Saturday morning in Rue de Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris also injured dozens of people.

Spokesman Eric Moulin of the Fire Department in Paris told Sunday reporters that nine people were still in critical condition because of the explosion that destroyed a street in Paris and 45 others were also injured, but not so seriously.

He had previously said that French rescuers were looking for a missing woman in the building where the bakery was located.

The prosecutor of Paris, Remy Heitz, said Saturday that the cause of the explosion was accidental. He said that firefighters in Paris were already on site to investigate a presumed gas leak in the bakery when the explosion took place. Two firefighters were among the dead.

The gas leak explosion scene in Paris (Matthieu Croissandeau / AP)

The gas leak explosion scene in Paris (Matthieu Croissandeau / AP)

About 30 firefighters were on site to look for other potential victims, amidst a mountain of debris and destroyed cars.

The Paris authorities said that 12 adjacent buildings damaged by the explosion had been evacuated.

Temporary accommodations were provided for around 40 residents while dozens of others were accommodated by family and friends.

The city hall of the 9th arrondissement of Paris offered meals and collected clothing to help evacuated people.

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