A strong explosion badly broken a bakery in central Paris on Saturday, injuring a number of folks and smashing close by home windows after a suspected fuel leak, police and AFP journalists mentioned.
A fire broke out after the blast at round 9:00 am (0800 GMT) within the metropolis’s ninth district, a residential and buying space.
Images posted on Twitter confirmed particles masking the road and the decrease a part of the constructing blown in and out flames. Parked vehicles had been additionally broken within the blast.
An AFP photographer noticed a minimum of one particular person being carried away on a stretcher from the constructing by firefighters.
Firefighters labored to extinguish the blaze and evacuate some folks from the constructing utilizing ladders whereas emergency employees handled among the injured on the scene.