Paris (AP) - In a serious explosion in the middle of Paris, two people have died according to official figures. The fatalities are firefighters, wrote French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Twitter. He then corrected his own earlier statements: On television, he had initially spoken of four dead. The explosion occurred around 9:00 am, about one kilometer from the Paris Opera House. According to Tweet of the Interior Minister, 47 people were injured, ten of them seriously. Much spoke for an accident.