Death toll in the detonation of the bakery in Paris where two firefighters were killed and the Spanish tourist four
The death toll at a gas explosion in the center of Paris has risen to four after rescuers found the body of a missing woman in the rubble, researchers said today.
Two firefighters and a Spanish tourist were also killed during the massive explosion that carved out a part of a building, injuring dozens of other people and severely damaged nearby apartments.
The two firefighters investigated a probable gas leak when an explosion tore through the Parisian bakery that served breakfast yesterday morning.
In total, 47 people were injured in the explosion that took place in the 9th arrondissement of the city at 9 o'clock local time.
The explosion destroyed the bakery, which is located on the corner of Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise.
The parquet office of Paris today confirmed that aid workers found a body beneath the rubble of the bakery in Paris, with ten of the wounded still in critical condition.
Spokesman Eric Moulin of the fire brigade in Paris said that about 30 firefighters were on the site this morning 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 were apparently evacuated as a result of a gas leak.
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The shocking aftermath of this morning's explosion, killing two firefighters and a Spanish tourist in the center of Paris
A woman who flowers today outside the Paris fire station in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, in honor of the two firefighters who were killed the day before in a powerful gas explosion
Firefighters and cleaners from the city of Paris come together on the scene the day after a powerful gas explosion tore through a building in the center of Paris to clean up the debris
Firefighters rest on the streets after the explosion of a bakery on the corner of Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise streets in the center of Paris yesterday
Today, people planted flowers outside the Paris fire brigade as a tribute to the two firefighters who had been killed the day before in a powerful gas explosion that tore through a building in the center of Paris
A general picture shows debris and car wreck as a result of the explosion of a bakery on the corner of Saint-Cecile streets and Trevise street in the center of Paris
Parisian firefighters had an outburst at a bakery caused by a suspected gas explosion in a bakery on the corner of Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise streets
Firefighters helped older survivors live above the bakery from the first floor after the explosion this morning in Paris
Temporary accommodations were provided for around 40 residents while dozens of others were accommodated by family and friends.
Engineers assess the extent of the damage on the fear that the building would collapse. Although the emergency services in the city are preparing for major disruptions during the ninth weekend of demonstrations with yellow jackets.
The explosion, which is thought to be accidental, drew attention to the notoriously neglected state of the French capital of the housing stock, in a city where such leaks occur as often as household fires.
Neighbors smell gas on Saturday morning before calling the emergency services.
While they reacted, the blast occurred shortly before 9 am in the Hubert bakery, where breakfast biscuits and pastries were sold.
Prosecutor of Paris, Remy Heitz, said yesterday: "At this stage we can say that it looks like a coincidental origin, this would be a gas leak."
He said that firefighters in Paris were already on stage for a presumed gas leak on Saturday morning when the explosion took place.
The Spanish Foreign Minister, Josep Borel, wrote on Twitter: & I deeply regret the death of three people in an explosion in the center of Paris, including a Spanish citizen. & # 39;
Rue de Trevise is within walking distance of popular tourist destinations and the Gare du Nord Eurostar hub.
Several people were injured after the explosion that ripped through the bakery in the center of Paris early in the morning
A row of cars was destroyed by the explosion that caused fires to fall in the popular bakery in the northeast of Paris
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, left, came to the scene of the explosion this morning to inspect the damage
The blast tore at 9 a.m. local time yesterday by a bakery in the ninth arrondissement of the city in the north of Paris
A powerful gas explosion tore through a building in the center of Paris on January 12, killing two firefighters and a Spanish woman, injuring dozens of people and damaging badly nearby apartments.
The French Minister of the Interior, Christophe Castaner, confirmed the deaths and said: & # 39; At 8.37 am & # 39; In the morning, the emergency services went to Rue Trevise 6 to investigate a gas leak.
& # 39; When they were there, a huge explosion happened. One of the firefighters stayed under the rubble for two and a half hours.
& # 39; There are other very serious victims. The area is secured when the fires are extinguished. & # 39; Castaner said that there is a & # 39; bag with gas & # 39; was built up in the building.
Like the four dead, there were ten others in a critical condition with 37 people who suffered more minor injuries.
One fireman was rescued by his colleagues after having been imprisoned for two and a half hours under the rubble.
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, who was also on site, expanded a "message of affection and solidarity." to the victims.
An eyewitness in a nearby hotel said he saw a huge fire erupt in the building that was blown up by the explosion.
David Bangura, 38, said: "There were shards of glass everywhere, storefronts were blown out, and windows were shattered to the third and fourth floors."
He said that when he approached the scene, a woman cried for help from the first floor of a building: "Help us, help us, we have a child."
The blast destroyed debris across the street outside the bakery shattering windows and destroying nearby cars & # 39; s
Authorities in Paris have confirmed that several people have been injured while two firefighters and two civilians have been killed
Medical teams braved survivors on the street before sending the heavier injuries to the hospital
Several of the wounded in the blast were on the streets and ate their breakfast when the bakery exploded.
Witnesses told the local media that they had the feeling that there had been an earthquake, with buildings that had been rocked by the blast a few hundred meters.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe came on the spot about an hour after the explosion to inspect the damage.
Windows on the entire block was shattered by the powerful blast.
About 200 firefighters were mobilized to fight the fire that erupted after the explosion and rescue services in neighboring buildings, Minister of Home Affairs Christophe Castaner told reporters on the spot.
The police closed streets for the opera theater when emergency services landed two helicopters on the street, apparently to evacuate victims.
He said: "The toll seems high and serious."
More than 100 policemen blocked surrounding streets to allow the rescue operations to continue unhindered.
Firefighters with silver helmet and red fire engines filled the street and inspected adjacent courtyards. Debris from a burned car and broken glass lay on the sidewalk. A vehicle from gas company GRDF was stationed nearby.
The powerful explosion hit a car on its side when, early this morning, rubble was shot across the street
Firefighter Eric Moulin, pictured, confirmed that two of his men fight with three civilians for their lives. Unfortunately, the two firefighters and two of the civilians died later
About 200 firefighters were sent to the scene to save survivors after yesterday's explosion in the 9th district of the city
The building is located around the corner from the Folies-Bergère theater and not far from the shopping area with the famous headquarters of Galeries Lafayette.
The explosion took place amid heavy security in Paris and in France for the protests of the yellow vest that are expected later on Saturday.
Companies have boarded their windows for a planned demonstration.
Witness Claire Sallavuard, who lives in Rue de Trevise, said: "I slept and woke up because of the explosion wave. All the windows in the apartment exploded, doors were blown from their hinges, I had to leave the door to leave the room, all the children panicked, they could not get out of their room. & # 39;
Rescuers eventually used a ladder to evacuate the family, which lived on the first floor.
The police sources show that firefighters were already responding to a gas leak on the site when the explosion occurred.
Cars were overthrown by blasts and glass and debris were scattered over large parts of the street, while fire trucks and police were racing on the scene more than an hour later.
Premier Edouard Philippe also came to the site to investigate the damage.
Rescuers helped the wounded walk from the scene of the blast that is attributed to a gas leak in a bakery
At least five people were seriously injured in this morning's explosion, which took place around 9 a.m. local time
Sylvain Maillard, deputy mayor of the 9th arrondissement, said: & # 39; There was an explosion in a bakery, it happened. There is heavy damage, many broken windows and the baker was completely stripped. & # 39;
Dozens of tourists, suitcases in hand, were evacuated from the many nearby hotels in the area, a popular weekend destination for residents and visitors.
Other residents sat in bathrobes or dressed quickly in the street while police helicopters circled above their heads.
One teenager said: "We slept when we heard the sound, it sounded like an earthquake."
A counselor said: & # 39; There are victims. A whole store has been removed and other buildings have been badly damaged. It is Saturday morning – many people were at home. Leaking gas caused the explosion, which is seen as an accident. & # 39;
Pedro Goncalves, an employee of Hotel Mercure opposite the bakery, said he saw firefighters enter the bakery in the morning, but he and his colleagues thought it might be a joke, a false alarm & # 39; and they went back to work. About an hour later, he said that an explosion shook the surrounding streets.
He said: "In the middle of nothing I heard a big explosion and then there was a lot of pressure on (and) a lot of black smoke and glass. And I had just enough time to go to bed and cover myself and protect my head. & # 39;
Goncalves said that he & # 39; felt many things falling on me & # 39; and that he was struck by shattered glass. He had a few cuts on his head and blood stains on his sweater and shirt.
People are evacuated by firefighters from their apartment after the explosion of a bakery on the corner of the Saint-Cecile streets and the Trevise street in the center of Paris on January 12, 2019. – A large explosion damaged a bakery in the center of Paris seriously, causing various burns to arise people and crushing windows in surrounding buildings, police and reporters said
An air ambulance evacuated some of the more seriously injured survivors of the scene
The blast tore the front of the bakery and threw rubble for several hundred yards in all directions
"Thank God, I'm fine, & # 39; he said, saying that the explosion was so powerful that he heard whistling ears in the aftermath.
Goncalves said he was walking to the exit and then checking the hotel's customers, adding that some of them had head injuries and bleeding. He said the hotel was "destroyed" during the explosion.
Another witness told The Associated Press that she had been awakened by the explosion and feared it was a new terrorist attack.
There were 5000 police in the streets of Paris yesterday for an Act 9 & # 39; Day of Rage & # 39; of the anti-government Yellow Vest movement.
They have been behind numerous vandalism, including the destruction of parts of the Arc de Triomphe itself.
Fires are life and buildings broken into pieces during nine weeks of Saturday riots by the movement.
Paris has also focused on terrorist groups in recent years, including ISIS and Al-Qaida.
Gas leaks, however, often lead to explosions in the city and will be fully investigated yesterday.
About 80,000 police and troops were stationed in Paris yesterday prior to the expected ninth weekend of protest against the government.
Firefighters evacuate a wounded man on a stretcher after the explosion of a bakery on the corner of the streets Saint-Cecile and the Trevise street in the center of Paris on 12 January 2019
French CRS riot police are watched by one of their vehicles equipped to form a barrier in the streets of Bourges, prior to an anti-government demonstration called by the yellow vest "Gilets Jaunes" movement
Firefighters tackle the exterior of the stripped building. The explosion took place amid heavy security in Paris and in France for the protests of the yellow jacket expected later on Saturday
A major blast damaged a bakery in the center of Paris seriously, injured several people and hit windows in surrounding buildings, police. The fire broke out yesterday around 9:00. Firefighters were ready to tackle the flames before continuing to clean up the debris
Firefighters work at the scene of an explosion in a bakery shop in the 9th arrondissement in Paris, France
Rescuers took survivors from the rubble after the explosion that took place at nine o'clock local time
Officials said they are investigating the cause of the explosion that is thought to have been caused by a gas explosion
At least nine people were seriously injured by the explosion that tore through a bakery in Paris yesterday at breakfast