Over 50 peo­ple in­jured as fire­men look for gas leaks in the build­ing

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France for yel­low vest protests ex­pected later Satur­day. Around 200 fire­fight­ers were mo­bilised to bat­tle the fire that broke out af­ter the blast and res­cue res­i­dents in neigh­bour­ing build­ings, In­te­rior Min­is­ter Christophe Cas­taner told re­porters at the scene.

Po­lice closed off streets in front of Opera the­atre as emer­gency ser­vices landed two he­li­copters in the street, ap­par­ently to evac­u­ate vic­tims. He said: 'The toll ap­pears to be high, and se­vere.' Some 80,000 po­lice and troops have been sta­tioned in Paris to­day ahead of the ex­pected ninth week­end of anti-gov­ern­ment protests.

Daily Mail/ Reuters

Fire­men work at the site of an ex­plo­sion in a bak­ery shop in the 9th District in Paris, France on Satur­day.

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