Building in Dijon collapses after 'gas explosion'


At least 14 people were injured, two seriously, when an apartment block was reduced to rubble in an explosion after an apparent gas leak in the centre of Dijon in east-central France on Friday.

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An apparent accidental gas explosion Friday tore through an apartment building near the train station in the eastern French city of Dijon Friday, injuring at least 14 people, reports ABC News.

Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement that rescuers pulled two seriously injured people from the collapsed building and 12 others sustained light injuries. He said firefighters were still searching the ruins of the building for other possible victims.

Dijon Mayor François Rebsamen said on BFM and i-Tele television that witnesses described a strong odour of gas and described it as an apparent domestic accident

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