Paris explosion leaves at least four dead, 11 injured

BY Rialda Zukic  August 31, 2014 at 5:59 PM EDT
Firefighters search through the rubble of a four-storey residential building that collapsed following a blast in Rosny-sous-Bois in the eastern suburbs of Paris on August 31, 2014. A four-storey residential building collapsed in a Paris suburb following an explosion possibly due to a gas leak, killing at least one child and an elderly woman, local emergency services said. Ten people were also wounded, including four in serious condition, while 11 others are still unaccounted for. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)

Firefighters search through the rubble of a residential building that collapsed following a blast in Rosny-sous-Bois in the eastern suburbs of Paris on Sunday. Credit: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

At least four people died Sunday following an explosion and collapse of a four-story building in a northeastern Paris suburb, Reuters reported.

The deaths included an 8-year-old child and an 80-year-old woman who died as emergency workers carried her out of the rubble.

A woman in her forties and her child were found dead later in the afternoon. Four adults are still missing.

Eleven people were injured in the incident.

About 150 emergency workers were on scene searching for missing people, some working with dogs to locate the missing, according to the Associated Press.

Speaking to reporters on the scene in Rosny-Sous-Bois, Reuters reports Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the explosion appeared to have been caused by a gas leak.