One dead in Paris building collapse

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Published: Sunday 31st August 2014 by The News Editor

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A four-storey apartment building in a north-eastern Paris suburb has partially collapsed after an explosion, killing a child, according to French authorities.

More people are thought to be underneath the rubble.

Fire department spokesman Gabriel Plus said about 10 people were evacuated from the disaster in Rosny-sous-bois that occurred early this morning.

Mr Plus said that about another 10 people could still be underneath the rubble, and emergency teams were working hard to rescue people who might be trapped.

“We could still find living victims in the hours to come,” he said.

French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve has arrived at the scene, but could not confirm a theory that the explosion was caused by a gas leak.

Published: Sunday 31st August 2014 by The News Editor

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