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Big explosion, fire tear through Paris bakery, police say



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by Nancy Ing and Linda Givetash

PARIS – A huge explosion exploded in a bakery in the center of Pari on Saturday morning, according to police. There were no confirmations of the number of casualties or deaths, but officials said there were several casualties.

Officials told NBC News that firefighters were already responding to a call from a gas leak on the scene where the explosion exploded.

The explosion, which hit the French capital around 9 am (3:00 ET), triggered a fire. Police tweeted asking people to stay away and allow emergency crews to access the area.

Firefighters evacuate an injured person after an explosion in a bakery. Thomas Samson / AFP – Getty Images [19659013] The bakery on Rue de Trévise is located in a tourist area known for its theaters and is a short walk from the flagship location of the well-known French department store Galeries Lafayette. There are also many hotels and restaurants around the bakery site.

The explosion left the road covered with debris and destroyed the facades of adjacent buildings. The window shutters were torn from their hinges and the windows shattered, covering the glass area. The vehicles have been crushed and at least one has been turned upside down by the power of the explosion.

According to the videos and photographs of the scene, the crews were busy evacuating people from the upper levels of buildings along the road in the aftermath of the explosion. [19659009] French interior minister Christophe Castaner visited the scene less than two hours after the explosion and said more than 200 firefighters were involved in the rescue operation.

"My first thoughts are with the victims and their families," he said in a tweet .


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