Two dead in Paris gas blast amid lockdown for yellow-vest protests

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PARIS (Reuters) – Two firefighters died and nearly people 50 were injured in a massive gas explosion that gutted the ground floor of a building in a central Paris shopping district on Saturday, authorities said.

The accident occurred with Paris under security lockdown for a ninth consecutive Saturday of “yellow vest” protests, with large parts of the French capital blocked off by riot police.

“As firemen were looking for a gas leak in the building, a dramatic explosion took place,” Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said, adding...


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Two dead in Paris gas blast amid lockdown for yellow-vest protests


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