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