Gas blast injures 41 in Paris suburb

30th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

30 october 2007, BONDY (AFP) - Forty-one people were injured, 10 seriously, when a violent gas explosion set ablaze a building in a north Paris suburb on Tuesday, emergency services said.

30 october 2007

BONDY (AFP) - Forty-one people were injured, 10 seriously, when a violent gas explosion set ablaze a building in a north Paris suburb on Tuesday, emergency services said.

Some 150 firefighters were called to help put out the flames and tend to the wounded, who were evacuated to hospital burns units and to a nearby supermarket turned into a makeshift medical ward.

Interior Minister Alliot-Marie also travelled to the scene, where major roadworks had been under way. Police confirmed the blast was an accident were working to stem the gas leak.

AFP

Subject: French news

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