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Loud explosion in central Paris, several casualties feared

Fire fighters attend a blast at a bakery in central Paris Image Fire fighters attend a blast at a bakery in central Paris
Bennie Garza | 12 January, 2019, 12:10

According to preliminary reports, the explosion occurred due to a gas leak and has nothing to do with the ongoing yellow vests protests in Paris, the broadcaster added.

A bakery on the Rue de Trévise, a street in central Paris, caught fire after the blast.

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

A number of people have been injured after a gas leak caused an explosion in Paris, police have said.

Emergency services are on the scene in the 9th Arrondissement of the French capital.

Photos and videos of the blast on social media show a large building on fire with flames coming from its base and debris strewn across the street.

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

Police have confirmed "a strong explosion" urging people to keep away from the area and make way for emergency vehicles.

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