August 20, 2018

Gas explosion rocks Paris

Gas explosion rocks Paris

An explosion rocked part of central Paris today following an apparent gas leak at an apartment building.

Pictures on social media showed thick clouds of black smoke billowing into the air after the incident in the city’s 6th arrondissement at around 12pm local time.

Newspaper Le Figaro reported the blast had ripped apart the upper floors of a building on Berite Street and was believed to have been caused by a gas stove.

According to reports on Twitter, streets around the building have been evacuated. Read more

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