In the center of Lyon explosion
In the center of the French city of Lyon about 17.40 there was an explosion, writes Le Parisien. According to the publication, exploded box at the corner of the streets Victor Hugo and the street of the Fat. A newspaper source in the police said that at least 11 people were injured, two of them in serious condition. The police have not yet decided whether the explosion is a terrorist attack. «There was smoke, and people were covered with white dust», – the eyewitness told.
According to the source of BFM TV, seven victims, including one child. The exploded box was filled with bolts, the TV channel reported. The scene is cordoned off.
Later, the local Prefecture specified the number of victims – 8 people were slightly injured. At the scene of the incident, law enforcement officers work. The city Prosecutor’s office launched an investigation under the article «attempted murder». According to Le Parisien, the investigation is entrusted to the judicial police of Lyon, and not the unit to combat terrorism.