Three injured as fire breaks out on roof of Lyon university after 'gas bottle explosion' – media

12:24, 17 January 2019
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Photo from twitter @naidusudhakar

Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University confirmed the incident on Twitter shortly after 9.30 a.m., advising people to stay 100 metres away from the building, Euronews reported.

It said explosions were the result of building work, and that three people suffered minor injuries.

Shortly after 10 a.m., the university said the fire was "under control" and that some buildings had been re-opened.

Police and university sources said the fire was started by a gas bottle explosion.

Footage of the incident shared on social media showed the extent of the blaze.

Photo from twitter @naidusudhakar
Photo from twitter @naidusudhakar

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