burned-Out cars littered the street from broken glass and debris: A day after the heavy Explosion in the centre of Paris have found a helper in the rubble another victim. The number of dead rose to four, as the Paris Prosecutor’s office announced at noon.

Whether it was the body found of a previously reported missing young woman, is still unclear. Among the dead two firefighters and a Spanish tourist are, according to the official. Dozens of people were injured.

The Explosion occurred on Saturday at about 9 o’clock in the Rue de Trévise, about a Kilometer away from the Paris Opera,. The authorities believe that the accident was caused by a gas leak.

About 100 police officers and 200 firefighters, according to the Ministry of the interior after the Explosion in use to extinguish the flames and to bring the inhabitants of the building on ladders. Rescue workers tending to the injured on the spot. Most of them were treated for head injuries. The security authorities evaluated whether neighboring buildings were damaged and a hazard could arise.

The Paris city Council Alexandre Vesperini from the sixth Arrondissement in an Interview, said the gas network in Paris was in a “state of advanced disrepair”. The Explosion he compared with “a really murderous cannon ball”.

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