A downtown street in a Paris suburb faced a gas line explosion, that killed at least one person and injured 42 others.
The gas line ruptured at about 2 p.m. (1300 GMT) across the street from a church in the center of the town of Bondy, northeast of Paris, triggering a blaze that 150 fire fighters battled for hours.
The blaze hopped to a nearby building, where the body of one person was found, said Florent Hivert of the Paris firefighters squad.
The explosion was caused by a blow from a mechanical digger during street work, according to the prefecture of Seine-Saint-Denis, where Bondy is located.
Most of the seriously injured suffered burns, Hivert said.
The FSB of Russia has distributed the footage of video surveillance over suspects, who allegedly worked to orchestrate a military coup in Belarus and planned to assassinate its president, Alexander Lukashenko