'2 dead & 1 injured following explosion in France'

The French news programme French 3 reports that two people have died, one person is injured and ten apartments have been destroyed as a result of an explosion at an apartment block in the City of Reims.

The news outlet has also tweeted photos of the explosion site in Reims which shows the collapsed apartment blocks.

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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.