At approximately 3:01 am local time on January 12, 2019, a powerful explosion ripped through a six storey building in Paris, France. The explosion and resulting fire killed two firefighters and one Spanish woman. Furthermore, 46 injuries were reported, 9 of them
EVNTL alerted its users of the incident at 3:23 am and scooped two other reputable news sources who reported the story at 3:33 am and 4:04 am respectively. EVNTL’s expertly trained Intelligence Analysts continued to closely monitor events and in a 3:51 am alert allayed fears of terrorism by reporting the blast was the result of a gas leak.
Below, a timeline of events illustrates and highlights the CENS advantage.
|EVNTL||News Source #1||News Source #2|
|09:23 AM||09:33 AM||04:04 AM|
|02:21 am||Police officers are gathering at rue Royale in preparation for the 9th weekend of the Yellow Vests protests. Local authorities say they expect strong resistance from protestors today.|
|03:23 am||French police spokesman says explosion was due to a gas leak in a bakery; not terror related. Blast reportedly occurred inside the Hubert Bakery, corner of Treviso St. Initial witness reports of a "car bomb" due to an overturned car.|
|09:55 am||Paris fire department spokesman says the blast at a bakery in the city injured 36 people, including 12 in a critical condition.|
|09:55 am||French interior minister confirms that four people, including two firefighters, have died in the explosion at a bakery in Paris.|
|10:09 am||A powerful gas explosion tore through a building in central Paris on Saturday, killing two firefighters and a Spanish woman, injuring dozens of people and badly damaging nearby apartments, officials said.|