Boulogne-Billancourt, france: an explosion blows a building, at least two injured BFMTV.COM
An explosion took place in the early afternoon in a three-storey building in Boulogne-Billancourt, in the Hauts-de-Seine, has learned BFMTV. Two floors have been blown out, said a police source. There are at least two wounded.
many firefighters have been deployed to the scene and attempted to extinguish the fire that followed the explosion. A security perimeter was put in place. Three buildings located in the vicinity of the 33 road to the Queen, have also been evacuated.
Likely gas leak
A gas leak could be the cause of the accident in this building where a fast-food restaurant occupies the ground floor. The hypothesis of an accident is in any case preferred by the emergency services while works were underway in this building. The teams of GRDF are on site.
A witness who works at a hundred meters from the scene of the explosion told BFMTV.com have heard an explosion and “the ground shook”. “We saw then a huge release of smoke,” continues Claire. The rubble fell on the sidewalk, damaging two vehicles.