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Benoît Peeters: Paris flat destroyed in gas explosion

jock123
Moderator
#1 · Posted: 1 Apr 2016 22:30
The building in which noted Tintin expert and Casterman director Benoît Peeters lived in Paris has been destroyed in a gas explosion. Fortunately M. Peeters has reported on Facebook that he was not at home when the accident occurred.

It is good to know that he is unharmed, as he was not at home at the time, although sadly the report states that 17 were injured, a fireman seriously.
prairiegrass
Member
#2 · Posted: 2 Apr 2016 13:30 · Edited by: Moderator
Wow! Glad he is okay; was his apartment lost?
Edit: I see on Facebook he wrote:
C'était le 4 rue de Bérite, où j'habitais depuis 2011... Je suis passé tout à l'heure dans la rue. L'immeuble est tout à fait inaccessible pour plusieurs jours. Mon appartement était situé au troisième étage, côté cour. Je ne sais s'il y aura quelque chose à sauver. (Mais le moral reste bon.)
FormulaFourteen
Member
#3 · Posted: 3 Apr 2016 04:59
prairiegrass:
C'était le 4 rue de Bérite, où j'habitais depuis 2011... Je suis passé tout à l'heure dans la rue. L'immeuble est tout à fait inaccessible pour plusieurs jours. Mon appartement était situé au troisième étage, côté cour. Je ne sais s'il y aura quelque chose à sauver. (Mais le moral reste bon.)

Mind a rough translation, for those of us--- meaning me! :)--- that don't read french...
jock123
Moderator
#4 · Posted: 3 Apr 2016 11:15
Rough translation:
[The explosion] was at 4, Rue de Bérite, where I've lived since 2011... I was in the street just now. The building will be quite unreachable for several days. My flat was on the third floor, courtyard side. I don't know if there will be anything to save. (But my morale remains high.)
FormulaFourteen
Member
#5 · Posted: 3 Apr 2016 18:37
jock123
Thanks! Most enlightening!
prairiegrass
Member
#6 · Posted: 30 Apr 2016 11:07
If you are on Facebook you can follow Benoit and, besides the great links and interesting articles he posts, he's also put up a lot of photos of his flat after the fire:

https://www.facebook.com/benoit.peeters?fref=ts

The album of photos is here:

https://www.facebook.com/benoit.peeters/media_set?set=a.10207415925749 795.1073741925.1636801266&type=3&pnref=story

(not sure if you need a facebook account but I presume so).

What an awful thing to have happen to anyone! But his photos are quite interesting and his commentary, as expected, exceptional ...

Worth a look!

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