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Two dead in Paris gas blast amid lock-down for yellow-vest protests

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

PARIS – PARIS – Two firefighters died and nearly people 50 were injured in a massive gas explosion that gutted the ground floor of a building in a central Paris shopping district on Saturday, authorities said.

The accident occurred with Paris under security lock-down for a ninth consecutive Saturday of “yellow vest” protests, with large parts of the French capital blocked off by riot police.

Just hours after the blast, thousands of yellow vest protesters marched noisily but peacefully through the Grands Boulevards shopping district of northern Paris, just a few hundred yards from the scene of the explosion.

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