Many Reported Injured Following Explosion In Paris

Many Reported Injured Following Explosion In Paris

Many people were injured after a powerful explosion in a bakery in central Paris wrecked cars and buildings on Saturday morning.

Authorities were on high alert in the French capital for a ninth consecutive Saturday of "yellow vest" protests, with large parts of the city centre blocked off by riot police.

Witnesses said they could hear screaming comes from the apartments above the bakery in the Rue de Trevise.

Pictures and videos posted online show plumes of smoke and flames slowly consuming one of the buildings.

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A Paris police spokeswoman said firefighters are now at the scene of the blast Saturday morning at the bakery on Rue Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris.

At least 20 people have been reported injured.

Police have confirmed "a strong explosion" urging people to keep away from the area and make way for emergency vehicles.

Firefighters showed up at the scene shortly after the explosion.

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