France: 3 killed in fuel tank explosion at northern Paris work site

Posted on September 27, 2013 • Filed under: Europe, Expatriate Warning, France, Tourist Warning

According to, at least three people were killed on Friday in a large explosion on a work site in central Paris which the fire brigade said was likely an accident caused by a fuel tank igniting. The blast on a narrow street in northern Paris ripped through an underground garage where several workers were gathered, causing surrounding buildings to shake. A building across from the blast site had been evacuated and the fire brigade was reinforcing its foundations to avoid collapse, a fireman said. Read article

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