Paris bakery explosion death toll rises to four

The death toll from a gas explosion in central Paris has risen to four after rescue workers found the body of a woman in the rubble.

Two firefighters and a Spanish tourist were also killed in Saturday’s blast at a bakery near a popular area.

Dozens more people were injured in the blast, which also caused damage in nearby streets.

The cause was thought to be accidental, though other explanations have not been excluded, the Paris prosecutor said.

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Some 30 firefighters were involved in the search for a woman who had been declared missing.

It has not yet been confirmed whether the body found is that of the missing woman.

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The blast happened at the Hubert bakery at 6, rue de Trévise.

A gas leak had been reported in the building and firefighters had arrived to deal with it when the explosion occurred.

Around 150 people have been housed in temporary accommodation because of damage to nearby buildings.

Source: BBC

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