Deadly Paris gas explosion 'due to pipe cracked by ground subsidence'

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A major explosion under a building in Paris in January which killed four people, including two firefighters, and injured 66 others was caused by a broken gas pipe which was cracked by ground subsidence which had been insufficiently investigated by city hall staff and a private company, according to a commissioned experts' report revealed by the Paris prosecution services on Monday, 

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French investigators have confirmed that a powerful explosion at a bakery in Paris that killed four people and injured dozens almost a year ago was caused by a gas pipe break, authorities said Monday, reports The Minneapolis Star Tribune.