Published: Fri, May 24, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Blast in French city of Lyon wounds 7

Blast in French city of Lyon wounds 7

The street where the blast occurred was blocked off by police in Lyon's second district.

Soldiers sealed the area afterwards as police and explosives experts arrived.

A police source told AFP the package contained "screws or bolts" and had been placed in front of a bakery near a busy corner of two popular streets.

Authorities couldn't confirm reports that it was a small package that exploded.

Paris authorities have opened a terror probe to ascertain if the attack was a terrorist attack, according to reports from CNN.

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He said: "It's not for me to give a toll but it appears there are no casualties".

French President Emmanuel Macron has called the blast an "attack", adding that there are no deaths "for time being". "At this stage, there are no victims".

"I live above the Brioche Doree", a witness told Le Progres, according to Express UK. "It was the windows. that superficially injured the people who were 1, 2 or 3 metres (yards) away", Broliquier said. The eight injured, which includes an eight-year-old girl, are reported to have sustained light injuries. One thing is certain: it was a machine meant to hurt, it was an explosive device. I was warned by several direct witnesses.

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Firefighters and medics near the site of a suspected bomb attack in central Lyon, France, on May 24, 2019.

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