Paris bakery blast: Death toll mounts to four

Paris bakery blast: Death toll mounts to four

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Paris, Jan 13: The death toll from a suspected gas explosion in central Paris has risen to four after rescue workers found the body of a woman, who was reported missing, Local media reported on Sunday.

French rescuers have found the victim's body buried under the rubble.

A powerful explosion caused by gas leak occurred on Saturday in a closed bakery on the Rue de Trevise in the 9th district of Paris, one of the French capital's main shopping area.

At least 47 people were wounded, of whom 10 were seriously injured, according to data released by the Interior Ministry.

Paris authorities were mobilised to help the evacuated residents and tourists with temporary accommodations.

An investigation has been under way. (UNI)