Several injured in gas explosion at Paris bakery

Several injured in gas explosion at Paris bakery

A loud explosion hit central Paris on Saturday morning on Rue de Treviso in the 9th district at around 9am local time.

Firefighters are tackling a blaze in Paris following a powerful explosion.

Reports say several people were injured, while a suspected gas leak is believed to have caused the blast.

She said several injuries have been reported to police but no deaths in the immediate aftermath.

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An explosion has rocked central Paris, with dozens of people injured, historic buildings damaged and cars alight.

The explosion came amid heavy security in Paris and around France for yellow vest protests expected later Saturday.

Police have encouraged members of the public to stay away from the area as emergency services attend to the scene.

Pictures from the scene showed smashed windows and scattered debris across the street, as fire crews evacuated people from apartments above the bakery.

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