A fashion school building collapsed on Wednesday afternoon Paris Very close to the hospital Val de Grace because of A gas explosion started a large fire that spread to several buildings and caused at least several injuries.
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin explained on his Twitter account that the fire broke out on Saint-Jacques Street in the fifth district of the city, and asked the residents not to hinder the work of the firefighters.
Agents of the police and army were created A security cordon blocks the passage in the adjacent streetsWhere more than 200 firefighters worked with different vehicles to extinguish the flames against the flames.
Edouard Seville, the number two man in the Mayor’s Office of the Fifth District, explained that at the root of everything there was a gas explosion in Alphonse Laveran Square and that There were many buildings on fire.
According to various eyewitnesses, speaking to the media, the building that collapsed around 5:00 pm local time (3:00 pm GMT) is the Paris American Academy, a two-story design school.
despite of There is still no official balance of potential victimsTelevision footage showed several people being evacuated on stretchers. BFMTV, without citing sources, indicated that there were four extremely dangerous people.
The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, He quickly went to the scene to inquire about the situation.
With information from EFE.