Loud explosion in central Paris

Fire fighters attend a blast at a bakery in central Paris

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.

Many people are reported to be injured, and cars and buildings on Rue de Trévise in the 9th Arrondissement have been destroyed by the blast.

A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery has injured several people, blasted out windows and overturned cars, French police said.

Emergency services were arriving at the scene.

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Images posted on Twitter showed debris covering the street and the lower part of the building blown out and in flames.

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

Firemen and police officers work at the site of an explosion in a bakery shop in the 9th District in Paris, France, January 12, 2019.

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