Firemen work at the site of an explosion in a bakery shop in the 9th District in Paris, France, January 12, 2019 REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Firemen work at the site of an explosion in a bakery shop in the 9th District in Paris, France, January 12, 2019 REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Gas leak cause of central Paris explosion: French police

By: MENA
Sat, Jan. 12, 2019
PARIS - 12 January 2019: French officers said on Saturday that the explosion that hit central Paris is believed to have been caused by a gas leak, Sky News reported.

France's Prefecture de Police say the blast occurred in a bakery on the Rue de Trevise, in the 9th arrondissement, north-central Paris.

Officers say multiple injuries are confirmed.

Several buildings in the surrounding area have been damaged and pictures of the scene show a large amount of debris strewn in the street.

Video pictures show at least one casualty on a stretcher being taken away from the scene by emergency services.
 
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