Death toll from building explosion in Paris suburb rises to 8
French firemen search in the rubble of a building after an explosion collapsed it, in Rosny-sous-Bois, outside Paris, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (AP / Christophe Ena)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, September 1, 2014 7:53AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, September 1, 2014 1:02PM EDT
PARIS -- The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-storey apartment building in a Paris suburb has risen to eight after emergency crews pulled the bodies of a man and a woman from the rubble.
Fire department spokesman Gabriel Plus said the bodies were found Monday in Rosny-sous-Boisa, a northeastern suburb.
Officials said there was no longer any danger in the neighbourhood after the explosion sheared part of the building Sunday, scattering scraps of metal and household belongings.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said a gas leak is believed to be the cause of the explosion.