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4 dead, over 36 injured in Paris bakery blast

ANI  |  Paris [France] 

The powerful explosion in a bakery in Central on Saturday claimed lives of four people while injuring more than 36 people, the police informed.

The police prefecture took to Twitter, saying, "Rue de Treviso, alongside the Prime Minister, the prosecutor, the @prefpolice and the 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."

The police added that the blast took place at around 9 am (local time) in the bakery named Rue de Trevise, which was caused due to a gas leak, Times reported.

French stated that two civilians, as well as two firefighters, were among the ones who lost their lives in the blast.

Along with the 200 firefighters who continued their rescue operations amid the fire, that went viral immediately after the blast, also showed smoke, flames, and debris scattered all the way at the

"First there was a gas leak, then the arrival of the firefighters, followed by an explosion that caused the fire," said Paris

Investigations are still underway.

This incident came when the French capital is witnessing the 'yellow-vests' protests for the ninth weekend against Emmanuel Macron's economic policies, especially rising fuel and

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 19:35 IST