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01 Nov 2020 | 01:44 AM UTC

France: Large explosion reported in Montpellier November 1

France News Alert

Large explosion reported in Montpellier on November 1; disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/1/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/2/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Montpellier

Event

A large explosion was reported in the Aiguelongue neighborhood of Montpellier early on Sunday, November 1. The cause of the explosion is yet undetermined, although social media sources indicate that it may have been caused by a gas leak. A large fire reportedly broke out following the explosion, which has since been brought under control by firefighters. No casualties have been reported.

A significant emergency service presence has been reported at the scene. Disruptions to transportation and business are likely in the vicinity of the blast over the near term.

Advice

Those in Montpellier are advised to avoid the affected area, remain vigilant, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

 

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