Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Paris: Several injured in explosion near bakery

Paris: Several injured in explosion near bakery

Several people have been injured after a large explosion at a bakery in central Paris, French police say.

An explosion has rocked central Paris, with dozens of people injured, historic buildings damaged and cars alight.

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

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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"I immediately called my friend as his hotel is on the street where it happened".

"The explosion was so severe, windows were breaking three or four blocks away where I was", Luke said. "It was chaotic so we only got a few pictures before we were all cordoned off".

Pictures from the scene showed smashed windows and scattered debris across the street, as fire crews evacuated people from apartments above the bakery.

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