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Huge explosion rocks Paris leaving ‘multiple injuries’ as fire crews haul locals from blazing buildings amid scenes of destruction caused by ‘gas leak in bakery’

  • A suspected gas leak caused an explosion which ripped through a Paris bakery early this morning 
  • Local police said multiple people have been injured as a result of the blast, damaging nearby apartments
  • Firefighters led several elderly residents down a ladder after they were trapped in their first floor apartment  

Darren Boyle for MailOnline

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A large explosion has rocked central Paris amid reports of a gas leak at a bakery in the city. 

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Officials confirmed ‘multiple injuries’ as a result of the blast which caused extensive damage to the property. 

The blast has ripped through the building, shattering windows of several apartments above the bakery.  

It is believed the blast destroyed the Hubert bakery on the corner of the streets Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise. 

Police are investigating the cause of the explosion in the city which is preparing for another day of violence caused by yellow jacket protesters. 

Businesses have boarded up their windows ahead of another planned demonstration.

More to follow. 

Firefighters helped elderly survivors living above the bakery from the first floor following this morning's blast in Paris

Firefighters helped elderly survivors living above the bakery from the first floor following this morning's blast in Paris

Firefighters helped elderly survivors living above the bakery from the first floor following this morning’s blast in Paris

Multiple people have been injured following the blast which ripped through the bakery in central Paris early this morning

Multiple people have been injured following the blast which ripped through the bakery in central Paris early this morning

Multiple people have been injured following the blast which ripped through the bakery in central Paris early this morning

The explosion blasted rubble across the street outside the bakery shattering windows and destroying nearby cars

The explosion blasted rubble across the street outside the bakery shattering windows and destroying nearby cars

The explosion blasted rubble across the street outside the bakery shattering windows and destroying nearby cars

Authorities in Paris have confirmed 

Authorities in Paris have confirmed 

Authorities in Paris have confirmed 

 

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