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Paris bakery-blast death toll hits 4 as a body is found in the rubble

Paris bakery-blast death toll hits 4 as a body is found in the rubble
An man injured in the bakery explosion is helped by rescue personnel. (Yoan Valat / EPA/Shutterstock)

The Paris prosecutor's office says rescuers have found a body under the rubble of a bakery in Paris that was blown apart by a powerful explosion, raising the the death toll to four.

The blast Saturday morning in the Rue de Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris also injured dozens of people. Authorities say 10 remain in critical condition.

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Paris fire department spokesman Eric Moulin told reporters about 30 firefighters were at the site Sunday to search for other possible victims amid a mountain of debris and wrecked cars.

Paris authorities said 12 neighboring buildings that were damaged by the blast, apparently due to a gas leak, have been evacuated. Temporary accommodations were provided for about 40 residents while dozens of others have been housed by family and friends.

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