Report: Explosion at a block of flats in Reims

French media agencies are reporting that four storey building has collapsed in the city of Reims.

Le Monde Newspaper reports that the neighbourhood has been evacuated due to concerns that there might be another explosion, although the cause of this blast is not yet known.

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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.