Firemen work at the site of an explosion in a bakery shop in the 9th District in Paris, France. -- Reuters

PARIS: A large explosion badly damaged a bakery in central Paris on Saturday, injuring several people and smashing windows in surrounding buildings, police and AFP journalists at the scene said.


An injured man is treated by emergency workers after the explosion of a bakery on the corner of the streets Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise in central Paris. - AFP

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


Firefighters evacuate an injured person after the explosion of a bakery on the corner of the streets Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise in central Paris. - AFP

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

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Firemen work at the site of an explosion in a bakery shop in the 9th District in Paris. - Reuters

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