31 Aug '14, 7am

One child killed as four-storey block in #Paris suburb collapses

PARIS (Reuters) – A four-storey building was rocked by an explosion and collapsed, killing a child, in a north-eastern suburb of Paris on Sunday morning, the French authorities said. Ten people, including four seriously wounded, were evacuated from the rubble of the building, and a child was killed, fire department spokesman Gabriel Plus told iTele. The explosion occurred around 7am local time. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who arrived on site, said it appeared the explosion occurred because of a gas leak, but said he could not confirm that theory. “We should be prudent, because there are investigations on-going. There is no certainty,” he told reporters. About another ten people could still be underneath the rubble, and an emergency rescue procedure was ongoing, Mr Plus said. “We could still find living victims in the hours to come.” Television images of the buildi...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/world/europe/story/one-c...

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