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Several Injured as Gas Leak Sparks Explosion in Central Paris
A loud explosion has been reported in central Paris, police have said, with pictures showing severe damage to a building.
Officers say multiple injuries are confirmed and they believe it is believed to have been caused by a gas leak.
France's Prefecture de Police say the blast occurred in a bakery on the Rue de Trevise, in the 9th arrondissement, north-central Paris.
According to a preliminary report, the explosion occurred due to a gas leak and has nothing with the ongoing yellow vest protests in Paris, the broadcaster added.
Several buildings in the surrounding area have been damaged and pictures of the scene show a large amount of debris strewn in the street, about a mile north of the Notre-Dame cathedral.
Video pictures show at least one casualty on a stretcher being taken away from the scene by emergency services.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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