Emergency services in Paris say three people died and 47 were injured after an apparent explosion caused by a gas leak.
The explosion happened at a bakery on the corner of Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise in Paris at around 9 a.m. local time on Saturday.
The French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner tweeted “At this hour, 2 firefighters from the Paris fire brigade are dead. 10 people are seriously injured, including a firefighter. 37 people are in a state of relative emergency,” and added “Profound sadness. Standing by the families of victims. The nation shares in their pain.”
Rue de Trévise, aux côtés du Premier ministre, du procureur de Paris, du @prefpolice et de la Maire de la capitale.
Plus de 200 @PompiersParis sont engagés dans les opérations de secours.
Le bilan s’annonce lourd.
Mes premières pensées vont aux blessés et leurs proches. pic.twitter.com/bg8n5bCpi8
— Christophe Castaner (@CCastaner) January 12, 2019