Powerful blast shakes street in centre of Paris

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A loud explosion has been reported in central Paris, police have said, with pictures showing severe damage to a building.

A police source said the explosion tore apart a bakery on the rue Trevise in the Grands Boulevards district.

A bakery on the Rue de Trévise, a street in central Paris, caught fire after the blast. Witnesses described on French television the overwhelmingly sound of the blast and people trapped inside nearby buildings.

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One man staying across the road from the bakery said the blast blew out his windows, with debris spread across streets. Debris from a burned auto and broken glass littered the pavement. As per initial reports, the intensity of the blast has damaged several buildings and many casualties and injuries are being feared.

Firefighters pulled injured victims out of windows and evacuated residents.

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