DFA monitors developments in France after explosion in Lyon

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 03:20 PM May 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Saturday that it is closely monitoring the situation in France after an explosion rocked the city of Lyon.


On Friday, the DFA said the explosion at the corner of rue Victor-Hugo and rue Sala in Lyon has injured at least eight people.

“An explosion took place at the corner of Rue Victor-Hugo and Rue Sala, in the city center of Lyon, France. At least eight people were reportedly injured,” DFA said in a statement.


The department said the Philippine Embassy in Paris are still monitoring the developments there to verify if there is any Filipino victim in the incident.

“According to Ambassador to France Ma. Theresa Lazaro, the Embassy and the Honorary Consul in Lyon are monitoring the situation and are in touch with local authorities to check if Filipinos were among those injured,” DFA said. (Editor: Jonathan P. Vicente)

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