Explosion at French apartment block

A cordon has been put in place around a residential apartment block in Reims following an explosion which caused the four storey building to partially collapse.

The residential building has collapsed destroying at least 10 different apartments Credit: EBU
It's not known what caused the explosion but initial reports suggest there was a gas leak Credit: EBU
A cordon has been established around the building while fire fighters examine the rubble Credit: EBU

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3 dead in French flats explosion

Three people have died and at least 14 have been injured after a suspected gas explosion at a block of flats in the French city of Reims. Officials believe there could be more injured people trapped beneath the rubble of the four-story building.