Two firefighters were killed when a gas leak sparked a huge explosion at a bakery in central Paris on Saturday, the Paris prosecutor's office said.
Thirty-seven others were injured in the blast, 10 of them seriously, the prosecutor's office said, after initial reports erroneously said four people had been killed.
The explosion, which smashed windows in surrounding buildings and damaged a number of parked cars, occurred at around 9am at a bakery (boulangerie) on Rue de Trévise in the busy 9th arrondissement of the city.
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Paris public prosecutor has publicly stated explosion was caused by a “pocket of gas”. Police experts will investigate how this pocket occurred. Interior minister confirmed info. Would like to think this will put an end to the conspiracy theories but somehow doubt it.
— Kim Willsher (@kimwillsher1) January 12, 2019
Énorme #explosion au cœur de #Paris #75009 pic.twitter.com/MaLQxeCxPR
— matthieucroissandeau (@croissandeau) January 12, 2019
Destruction for blocks after an explosion on rue de trévise pic.twitter.com/GsrLqyasQA
— Emily Molli (@MomesMolli) January 12, 2019
Un incendie dans un commerce, suivi d’une forte explosion, fait plusieurs blessés dans le 9e arrondissement de Paris https://t.co/plBuTolzIE
— Le Monde (@lemondefr) January 12, 2019
Footage of today's gas leak at a bakery in #Paris
Several injuries reported so far. pic.twitter.com/U9Hk2QuLXH
— Naseer Raheen (@Naseerraheen_) January 12, 2019
“I was a few metres from Rue de Trévise when I heard a huge explosion. I ran to see what had happened. There was smoke and glass everywhere,” she said. “I heard people screaming. There were a number of people injured. Many people were having breakfast at the time. There will still people inside the building where the blast occurred.”
More pictures of the chaos #Paris pic.twitter.com/S0qaukJGgF
— Pranav (@woodinhyo) January 12, 2019