According to the police is in a bakery in the ninth arrondissement of fire arise as a result of a gas explosion. The bakery was closed at the time of the fire. the
in the pictures On social media is a big chaos. A part of a building is completely blown away. Other buildings were heavy damaged. Residents of the upper housing, with ladders down helped.
There are about two hundred firefighters are on the scene. Two helicopters were on the spot to wounded to hospitals. The firefighter looks under the rubble still to possible other injuries. The district is fully enclosed.
According to the balance sheet of the public prosecutor of Paris, there were initially two dead, two firefighters. Later in the day also died one tourist to the consequences of her injuries. That shared the Spanish ministry of Foreign Affairs. The woman, who with her husband was on vacation in the French capital, died in the hospital. The woman's husband did not get injured. Another Spanish citizen, was wounded and is staying in hospital.
The French minister of the Interior, Christophe Castaner, talked earlier about the four dead. In addition, there are ten heavy - and thirty-seven lichtgewonden. At the time of the explosion there were many people on the street and several of the firefighters were in the bakery.Tourist district of
A witness tells on the French television about the “overwhelming sound” of the explosion and the cries of people trapped in surrounding buildings. The place of the explosion is around the corner from the famous Folies-Bergère, near the wax museum, Museum Grévin, and not far from a busy shopping area.
The devastation is huge: the street is littered with glass and debris, dozens of buildings, the windows are broken and also dozens of cars are heavily damaged.
The French prime minister, Edouard Philippe, the minister of Home Affairs Christophe Castaner and the mayor of the French capital, Anne Hidalgo are available on-site. The public prosecutor of Paris, an investigation into the cause of the explosion. According to the prosecutor of the French capital is the “for sure” to an accident.