There were reports of multiple injuries after the blast, which the authorities said might have been tied to a gas leak.
PARIS — An large explosion tore through a bakery in central Paris on Saturday morning, leaving smoke and flames and scattered debris in its wake, the authorities said.
There were reports of multiple injuries after the blast, which the authorities said was believed to have been an accident tied to a gas leak.
The Paris police prefecture said on Twitter that a shop on Rue de Trévise had been hit by a “strong explosion” and that the number of injured was not yet clear.
Pictures on social media from witnesses at the scene showed a blackened store fron t at the corner of Rue Trévise and Rue Sainte Sécile, in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, with windows blown out, debris strewn around the street and fires still burning.

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