Several injured in bakery gas explosion in Paris

An injured person is taken from the scene

Firefighters pulled injured victims out of windows and evacuated residents as smoke billowed out of the building on Rue de Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-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.

PARIS-A powerful explosion badly damaged a bakery in central Paris on Saturday, injuring several people and smashing nearby windows after a suspected gas leak, police and AFP journalists said.

Pictures on social media showed flames raging and debris scattered across the street.

Emergency services rushed to the scene to battle the blaze. Several injuries had been reported to police but no deaths.

Scenes around the bakery, shown in images uploaded on Twitter show firefighters at the scene of the blast, while French television showed emergency vehicles surrounding the area.

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