At least three people were killed and another 14 were injured on Sunday after an explosion destroyed part of an apartment building in Reims, France. The five-story building partly collapsed after the blast, which witnesses described as powerful.
"The explosion was very strong, like a sonic boom from a fighter plane. We had been playing football on a field about 30 meters (100 feet) away, and ran to the scene," resident Abdel Kader told the Associated Press. "The building had fallen like a house of cards ... 30 seconds after that we saw a man calling for help, he was on a slab. His legs were caught." That man later died, according to Abdel Kader.
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