Multiple injuries after suspected gas explosion in Paris bakery

Loud explosion in central Paris - police

Parked cars were also damaged in the blast.

Vision from the blast scene shows people lying on the street bleeding with others walking around barefoot.

"The explosion was so severe, windows were breaking three or four blocks away where I was", Luke said.

A Paris police spokesperson said firefighters were at the scene of the blast on Saturday morning at the bakery on Rue Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris. Debris from a burned auto and broken glass littered the pavement. As per initial reports, the intensity of the blast has damaged several buildings and many casualties and injuries are being feared.

The explosion occurred around 9 a.m. local time on Saturday as city police braced themselves for the 9th consecutive weekend of Yellow Vest protests.

Photos shared on social media show the windows blown out of the building with rubble strewn across the street.

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