Huge gas explosion rocks university in Lyon, France (VIDEO)
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Several gas explosions rocked a university science library in eastern France as a massive construction fire broke out on its roof. Three people received minor injuries and students and staff were evacuated from campus buildings.
The fire started at the roof terrace of the campus building and is currently “under control,” the university said on Twitter. It added that the fire broke out due to construction works being carried out on the roof. According to initial media reports, the blasts were the result of gas tanks exploding as fire continued to spread.
Important incendie sur la campus de la Doua au Nord de Lyon pic.twitter.com/XkMiGOPc9D
— Florent Derue (@florentderue) January 17, 2019
The university reported that three people received minor injuries.
Police and firefighters have arrived at the scene. Students and staff are being evacuated from campus buildings.