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20 injured in explosion at Paris bakery

IANS  |  Paris 

A powerful explosion at a bakery rocked central on Saturday, injuring at least 20 people, the police said.

The blast, which took place at 9.10 a.m. (local time), was preceded by a fire that was apparently caused by a gas leak, the reported citing preliminary reports.

Cars were wrecked and other buildings were damaged by the blast on Rue de Trevise in the 9th Arrondissement.

"Ongoing, firefighters are tackling a fire at a business establishment in Rue Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central that was followed by a strong explosion," the police said in a statement.

"Avoid the area and allow the passage to emergency vehicles," it added.



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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 15:36 IST