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Suspected gas leak triggers major blast in central Paris

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Saturday, 12 January, 2019, 13:10
Suspected gas leak triggers major blast in central Paris

A powerful explosion occurred in the central district of Paris on Saturday morning, police confirmed. Reports say several people were injured, while a suspected gas leak is believed to have caused the blast.
The explosion took place on the Rue de Trevise, causing fire and chaos on the adjacent streets, local witnesses and journalists report.

Pictures and videos posted online show plumes of smoke and flames slowly consuming one of the buildings. Witnesses on the ground say many still need medical assistance.

Suspected gas leak triggers major blast in central Paris
Suspected gas leak triggers major blast in central Paris

Suspected gas leak triggers major blast in central Paris
Suspected gas leak triggers major blast in central Paris

Suspected gas leak triggers major blast in central Paris
Suspected gas leak triggers major blast in central Paris

Suspected gas leak triggers major blast in central Paris
Suspected gas leak triggers major blast in central Paris

Suspected gas leak triggers major blast in central Paris

Suspected gas leak triggers major blast in central Paris