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Paris blast leaves more than 30 people injured

By- USA NATIONAL POST

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A big explosion in the heart of Paris left 37 people injured, four of them critically.

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According to Paris police chief Laurent Nunez, 270 firefighters were sent to the area in Rue Saint

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Jacques in the city's fifth arrondissement, and they were able to put out the fire.

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According to authorities, rescuers are searching for at least two persons believed to be missing in the wreckage and four people are still in serious condition.

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Gerald Darmanin, the interior minister for France, remarked from the blast site, "We may find dead bodies tonight, or we may find them alive."

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He continued, "There was no alarm sent out prior to the incident," adding that investigators are still unsure how the gas explosion happened.

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The Paris prosecutor, who is looking into the incident, stated that the gas explosion appeared to have originated from within the structure housing the Paris American Academy.

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A woman named Anne informed a USA NATIONAL POST that she was in her apartment, some 500 meters (1,640 feet) away from the explosion location, when it occurred.

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"It felt like an earthquake, the windows banged against each other," she remarked.

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In order to deal with the fallout from the incident, authorities in Paris have established an emergency reaction team.

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