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Published: Monday, 9/1/2014

Paris suburb building blast death toll reaches 8

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A French fireman and his dog search in the rubble of a building after an explosion collapsed it, in Rosny-sous-Bois, outside Paris, Sunday. A French fireman and his dog search in the rubble of a building after an explosion collapsed it, in Rosny-sous-Bois, outside Paris, Sunday.
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PARIS  — The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building in a Paris suburb has risen to eight after emergency crews pulled the bodies of a man and a woman from the rubble.

Fire department spokesman Gabriel Plus said the bodies were found today in Rosny-sous-Bois, a town northeast of the capital.

Officials said there was no longer any danger in the neighborhood after an explosion sheared part of the building Sunday, scattering scraps of metal and household belongings.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said a gas leak is believed to be the cause of the explosion.



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