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ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Firemen wheel a stretcher carrying a man injured in an explosion in a bakery shop in the 9th District in Paris, France, January 12, 2019 Photo by Benoit Tessier/Reuters

2 firefighters killed in Paris blast likely caused by gas leak

The Paris prosecutor’s office says that two firefighters have been killed in the bakery blast and has corrected the overall figure given earlier by France’s interior minister.

The prosecutor’s office said the only two dead are the firefighters; 10 other people are in critical condition and 37 are less seriously injured.

Earlier, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told reporters at the scene that a total of four people, including two firefighters, were killed. Castaner later corrected himself in a tweet.

French investigators say the powerful blast was likely caused by a gas leak.

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