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    Fifteen injured in explosion at Paris sports arena

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    An explosion at the Palais des Sports arena in Paris has injured 15 people, five of them seriously.

    Firefighters say they believe the incident at was caused by a pyrotechnic device accidentally blowing up.

    It happened during a rehearsal for the musical comedy “1789: The Lovers of the Bastille” at around 18:00 local time.

    Part of the set collapsed wounding technicians and performers. The explosion was so loud that a dozen people reportedly had to be treated for aural trauma.

    An investigation has been launched into what exactly went wrong.