At least seven people are dead after an explosion in south-west France, the country’s interior minister has said.
Two children are among the dead, and four others have been reported injured.
The explosion happened at around 1:30am on the Sunday night in the main street of Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque, a town in the south of France.
Fire from the explosion spread to neighbouring buildings, and one 27-year-old man reportedly jumped from the first floor to escape the flames. He is now receiving treatment in hospital, France Bleu reported.
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