Several injuries reported after explosion in Paris

  • Several injuries reported after explosion in Paris

Several injuries reported after explosion in Paris

Police suspect a gas leak caused the explosion which occurred in a bakery around 09:00 (08:00 GMT).

Witnesses said they could hear screaming comes from the apartments above the bakery in the Rue de Trevise.

Emergency services were arriving at the scene.

A Paris police spokeswoman said several injuries have been reported to police but no deaths, according to Associated Press.

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

Paris police tweeted to warn the public to "avoid the area and allow the passage of the emergency vehicles".

The explosion came amid heavy security in Paris and around France for yellow vest protests expected later Saturday.