Paris bakery gas explosion

Two of the three fatalities were firefighters, according to French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, who warned on Saturday afternoon of “a heavy toll” following the explosion.

“I profoundly regret the death of three people in an explosion in central Paris, among them one Spanish citizen,” Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell wrote on Twitter.

A police spokeswoman said firefighters arrived at the scene of the explosion on Saturday morning at the bakery on Rue Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris.

Earlier, officials said four people were killed and at least 37 people injured, including 10 in critical condition. The number of fatalities was lowered from four to two, before it was revised to three.

French television showed emergency vehicles surrounding the area.

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