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Fri May 24, 2019, 02:42 PM

Explosion in Lyon, France, leaves several people injured

Source: CNN

Explosion in Lyon, France, leaves several people injured

By Lauren Said-Moorhouse, CNN

Updated 2:16 PM ET, Fri May 24, 2019

(CNN) -- An explosion in the city of Lyon on Friday evening has injured at least seven people. ... The small blast occurred around 5:30 pm local time (11:30 am ET) in a central shopping area, near the intersection of Victor Hugo road and Sala road. Its cause has not been fully determined yet.

French President Macron characterized the explosion as an attack, telling an interviewer this evening, "I'm late because there was an attack in Lyon." ... "As far as I can say there are no victims — there are wounded," he added.

A spokesman for the Lyon prosecutor told CNN that the explosion could have been caused by a parcel bomb packed with nails.

On Twitter, the Auvergne Rhone Alpes regional police said the chief of police and prosecutor were on the scene. It also tweeted photographs of the evacuated scene, and said that a security perimeter has been put in place, asking the public to avoid the area.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/24/europe/lyon-blast-intl/index.html



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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 02:55 PM

1. I have a friend who lives in Lyon. No response from him yet.

That is a very central part of Lyon.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 03:41 PM

2. My daughter Kim is in Lyon now. She called and said that she and her boyfriend were just..

...in the area (center of town) shopping two hours before the explosion.

I'm very upset.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 03:50 PM

3. Poor choice of words, saying that the wounded are not victims.

If you mean no fatalities then say that! But even those of us reading this report at a far remove can be numbered among the victims!

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #3)

Fri May 24, 2019, 03:58 PM

4. Something lost in translation. I mean obviously he meant no casualties.

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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #4)

Fri May 24, 2019, 07:07 PM

5. Words matter. Words that are used are obvious

and words that aren't used are not!

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #5)

Fri May 24, 2019, 08:07 PM

6. His words were translated from French. Properly translated, he said there were no casualties,

but wounded. Although the word he used, “victimes,” can be translated literally as victims, in the context in which he used it, the translation would be “casualties.”
I agree words matter, but context determines meaning in this case. He speaks French. His words, taken from an interview he gave in his native language have been mistranslated.



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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #6)

Sat May 25, 2019, 12:12 AM

7. I stand by my criticism of the translation

that was presented in the op.

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