3 Killed, 47 Injured In Paris Bakery Gas Leak Explosion

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Emergency services in Paris say three people died and 47 were injured after an apparent explosion caused by a gas leak.

The explosion happened at a bakery on the corner of Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise in Paris at around 9 a.m. local time on Saturday.

The French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner tweeted “At this hour, 2 firefighters from the Paris fire brigade are dead. 10 people are seriously injured, including a firefighter. 37 people are in a state of relative emergency,” and added “Profound sadness. Standing by the families of victims. The nation shares in their pain.”

Firefighters trying to extinguish the flames after the explosion at a bakery on the corner of Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise in Paris. (Photo: Thomas Samson, AFP/Getty Images)

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