Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Angela Charlton and Sylvie Corbet Associated Press January 12, 2019 PARIS — A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak blew apart a Paris bakery Saturday and devastated the street it was on, killing three people and injuring dozens as it blasted out windows and overturned nearby cars, French authorities said.Witnesses described the sound of the explosion as deafening. Firefighters pulled injured victims out from broken windows and evacuated residents and tourists as a fire raged and smoke billowed over Rue de Trevise in the ninth arrondissement of north-central Paris.Charred debris and broken glass covered the pavement around the apartment building housing the bakery, which resembled a blackened carcass, and people were trapped inside nearby buildings. Advertisement Interior Minister Christophe Castaner paid homage to the courage of rescuers, … [Read more...] about 3 dead, dozens injured in Paris bakery gas leak explosion
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Two firefighters were killed when a gas leak sparked a huge explosion at a bakery in central Paris on Saturday, the Paris prosecutor's office said. Thirty-seven others were injured in the blast, 10 of them seriously, the prosecutor's office said, after initial reports erroneously said four people had been killed. The explosion, which smashed windows in surrounding buildings and damaged a number of parked cars, occurred at around 9am at a bakery (boulangerie) on Rue de Trévise in the busy 9th arrondissement of the city. READ ALSO: In IMAGES: Paris street devastated by deadly gas explosion at bakery Around 200 firefighters were mobilised to battle the fire and rescue residents in neighbouring buildings, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told reporters at the scene. The Paris prosecutor said the explosion was believed to have been caused by a "pocket of gas". Images posted on Twitter showed debris covering the street … [Read more...] about LATEST: Two firefighters killed in huge blast at central Paris bakery
DEBRIS littered Paris city centre this morning after a sleepy street was rocked by a powerful blast. Here's what we know about the horrifying explosion and how many were injured in the destruction. When and where did the blast happen? A bakery went up in flames as a dramatic blast caused multiple injuries outside a Parisian bakery. Firefighters could be seen pulling people from the burning building in the 9th district of the French capital after the blast at around 9am local time on January 12, 2019. Were any victims injured and what's the current death toll? No deaths have been reported, but a Paris fire department spokesman said 36 people were injured in the blaze. Of those, 12 are said to be in a critical condition. A number of those injured are believed to be firefighters rescuing victims of the blast. By midday on Saturday, rescuers were continuing to search the debris for casualties as trapped residents - some still in pyjamas - were helped down ladders by firefighters. What … [Read more...] about Paris explosion – How did the blast occur at the bakery, were there victims injured and what’s the current death toll?
There is a dark side to the City of Light, and it's very dark indeed. Here's are ten places in Paris with a real sense of macabre and mystery. But be warned - don't visit them alone at night... 1. Frozen corpses on display The Paris morgue was erected 1864 on the Île de la Cité, and was a marvel of science, boasting the ability to freeze solid any corpses that arrived at its doors to protect them from decay and disfiguration. The bodies - or the "macchabées" in 19th Century Parisian slang - were displayed behind glass walls, sometimes for years, waiting for their families to come and identify them. However the morgue soon became an attraction for locals and tourists hungry for the unusual. It was closed in the early part of the 20th century before World War I when embalming came into play. In place of the morgue today is the Paris Holocaust Memorial. 2. The butcher who … [Read more...] about Halloween in Paris: The ten spookiest sites to visit
By David Goricki The Detroit News Published 9:56 p.m. UTC Jul 26, 2018 Canton defensive end Darius Robinson plans to take his time before making his decision on where he will play college football next fall. Robinson, like Clemson-bound Ruke Orhorhoro of River Rouge, played high school ball for the first time his junior year and impressed college coaches with his play and potential, helping Canton to a 10-2 record and a district title with an upset win over No. 1 Belleville. “Last year was my first year playing football, so I didn’t get offers until after my junior year,” said Robinson, who has 20 offers, one coming from Michigan State. “I played football from (kindergarten) through sixth grade, but then stopped to play basketball. I realized it’s much harder to go D1 in basketball than football. I just felt like my possible potential in football was better, so I transferred to Canton High School and it just took off from there.” … [Read more...] about Canton 3-star DE Robinson to take time with college choice; MSU in mix