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18 injured in blast at France carnival

dpa logodpa 1/04/2017

Three children are among those injured after an explosuion occurred at a carnival in the French suburb of Villepinte.

At least 18 people were injured in an explosion at a fair in Villepinte, a Paris suburb, according to French media reports.

Three children and the mayor were among those injured. At least five people were reported to be seriously hurt.

The explosion took place during the lighting of a bonfire. It was believed to be accidental and not linked to a criminal or terrorist act.

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