One killed, 14 injured in explosion in Paris musical rehearsal

One killed, 14 injured in explosion in Paris musical rehearsal
# 09 November 2013 17:41 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. One of the 15 people injured in an explosion during the rehearsal of the musical "1789, Lovers of the Bastille" in Paris on Friday, died in the hospital, APA reports quoting local media.

Marcus Toledano, technical director of the musical, whose heart had stopped when the firemen arrived, passed away during the night at the Geroges-Pombidou hospital, local newspaper Le Parisien said on its website.

The explosion took place around 6 p.m. local time on Friday at the Palais des Sports in the fifteenth arrondissement, near the Porte de Versailles.

According to preliminary investigations, the accident occurred when a worker used a grinder near a place storing pyrotechnics.

The producer of the musical announced on Friday the cancellation of the show which was scheduled to be staged this weekend.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED