Paris bakery blast causes multiple injuries

Paris police say several people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a bakery believed caused by a gas leak

KAMIL ZIHNIOGLU APParis police say several people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a bakery believed caused by a gas leak

She said several injuries have been reported to police but no deaths in the immediate aftermath.

Paris police say several people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a bakery believed caused by a gas leak.

Cars were wrecked and other buildings damaged by the blast on Rue de Trévise in the 9th Arrondissement.

They have asked people to stay away from the area, to allow emergency services access.

The building is on Rue de Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris
KAMIL ZIHNIOGLU APThe building is on Rue de Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris

The cause of the blast remains unclear.

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

Weekly protests by the yellow vest movement, which is railing against the economic policies of French President Emmanuel Macron, were scheduled for Saturday.

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