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An explosion and a fire kill three people in Paris: what happened ?

Three people died after the explosion and fire which occurred in a building in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, on the evening of Sunday April 7. An investigation was carried out into the matter. open to determine the cause of the tragedy.

An explosion in a building followed by a fire. The tragedy occurred in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, at 146 rue de Charonne, on the night of Sunday April 7, on the seventh floor of a building. timement dating from the 1970s which includes eight. The fire started around 8 p.m., shortly after the sound of an explosion according to testimonies from several local residents to the media.

If all the inhabitants of the building have been Evacuated, as well as the occupants of neighboring buildings, the tragedy left three people dead. Two people did not succeed in the challenge. escaped the flames and were killed. found in an apartment. The third victim, who would be the occupant of the accommodation where the victim lived. has started After the fire, she died while trying to escape through the window. After trying to reach a neighboring apartment via the facade, the man is out of the window. According to Sophia Chirikou, the rebellious deputy for the 6th district of Paris who went to the site, the fire would have caused a fourth victim who is in "vital emergency".

Gas à the origin of the explosion and fire ?

The origin of the tragedy is still unknown. Luc Lebon, the deputy mayor of the 11th arrondissement of Paris, partly ;gapé the gas trail on the evening of April 7 as reported franceinfo: "It's not town gas because the building doesn't have any. It may' ;to be a city canister as some police officers suspect. This is not at all supportive. &agrav; this stage." The explosion could be due to "a gas bottle" for his part indicated; Sophia Chirikou according to BFMTV. The fire was brought under control. and extinguished in the evening thanks to the mobilization of 66 firefighters and 17 engines.

To understand how the explosion could have taken place, a criminal investigation was carried out. opened for "destruction by fire or dangerous means" and "manslaughter" and entrusted to investigators from the 2nd judicial police district of the capital. 

The occupants of neighboring buildings were able to return to their homes   from 11:30 p.m. on Sunday evening. As for the inhabitants of the affected building; After the explosion, they "should be able to return to their apartments" indicated Nour Durand-Raucher, Paris advisor delegateé &agrav; security in the 11th arrondissement" at Parisien around 10 p.m. "We will organize, if necessary, an update. the shelter for the occupants of the 7th floor" he added. Yesterday evening, the victims were welcomed at the Le Nouveau Carillon bar, located in Paris. at the top of rue de Charonne. The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidaldo, addressed: "to the families and loved ones of the victims all [s]his condolences and [held] & assure them of the full support of the municipality; who stands à their sides" in a message transmitted &agrav; l'AFP.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116