The explosion in Central Paris killed two firefighters
PARIS, January 12. /TASS/. The Paris Prosecutor’s office cited Saturday updated information on the death toll in the gas explosion on Rue Trevise. According to news reports, two people died, both fire.
Earlier, the Minister of internal Affairs of France Christophe Castaner, whose speech was broadcast on the TV channel BFM reported four dead. He claimed that among the victims there are also two civilians.
Later the foreign Ministry of Spain said that also killed a citizen of the Iberian Kingdom. Initially, the foreign Ministry reported that a woman was seriously injured. “Unfortunately, the injured Spaniard died,” the Ministry noted. They added that the explosion injured one citizen of Spain.
Rue de Trévise, aux côtés du Premier ministre, du procureur de Paris, du @prefpolice et de la Maire de la capitale.
Plus de 200 @PompiersParis sont engagés dans les opérations de secours.
Le bilan s annonce lourd.
Mes premières pensées vont aux blessés et leurs proches. pic.twitter.com/bg8n5bCpi8
— Christophe Castaner (@CCastaner) 12 Jan 2019
According to the prosecution, slight injuries and injuries to 37 people. According to the Prefecture of police, in a serious condition are 10 citizens. In turn, Kastner reported that one in 10 are in critical condition — fire.
Castaner said that the danger to the lives of the remaining survivors there. “Only in a relatively serious condition are 37 people”, — said the Minister. He noted the courage of firefighters who are “able to save their comrades, one and a half hours under the rubble of the building.” “When they greatly risked your own life”, — said the Minister.
Ce matin à Paris deux sapeurs-pompiers sont tombés, morts pour servir, partis au bout de leur engagement. Je veux dire toute ma solidarité aux familles, aux proches et aux frères d’armes des victimes. Nous suivons la situation des blessés.
— Florence Parly (@florence_parly) 12 Jan 2019
Castaner announced that all evacuated residents were provided with temporary housing. According to him, “work on the site of the explosion will continue for another 24 hours.” In particular, jointly with the municipal departments will assess the victim’s condition of the building and neighboring houses.
According to the Prosecutor of Paris, Remy Atsa, initiated the investigation “is considering all possible options for the incident”. ATS confirmed that at the current juncture, it seems that the explosion was caused by a gas leak.