Blast Rocks Downtown Lyon, Casualties Reported

World | February 28, 2008, Thursday // 00:00

At least seventeen people have been hurt in a gas explosion in the centre of the east central French town of Lyon, the prefecture announced, as cited by Le Monde.

It was not immediately known whether there were dead people among the casualties.

Firefighters were dispatched to the scene of explosion on the Cours Lafayette shopping street in the heart of Lyon, where police said road maintenance was underway.

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