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12 injured in Paris explosion, police suspect gas leak


Paris, Jan 12: At least 12 people have been injured in a large explosion which badly damaged a bakery, smashed windows in surrounding buildings in central Paris.

Loud explosion in central Paris, no casualties reported. Courtesy: NFTV

A fire broke out after the blast at around 9 am (0800 GMT) in the busy 9th district of the city, which police suspect may have been caused by a gas leak.

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According to news agency AFP, a woman is evacuated by firefighters from an apartment on the corner of the Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise streets in central Paris after an explosion at a bakery.

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

(With PTI inputs)

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