The powerful explosion in a bakery in Central Paris on Saturday claimed lives of four people while injuring more than 36 people, the police informed.
The Paris police prefecture took to Twitter, saying, "Rue de Treviso, alongside the Prime Minister, the Paris prosecutor, the @prefpolice and the Mayor of the capital. More than 200 @PompiersParis are engaged in rescue operations. The balance sheet looks heavy. My first thoughts are with the wounded and their loved ones."
Along with the 200 firefighters who continued their rescue operations amid the fire, social media pictures that went viral immediately after the blast, also showed smoke, flames, and debris scattered all the way at the explosion site.
Investigations are still underway.
This incident came when the French capital is witnessing the 'yellow-vests' protests for the ninth weekend against President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies, especially rising fuel and gas prices.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)