Explosion in building near Paris Stock Exchange leaves 10 people injured

An explosion occurred due to gas leak in a building in central Paris, leaving atleast 10 people injured, one critically, authorities said on Friday.

Six of the injured were firefighters, Xinhua reported.

Early visuals showed smoke rising out of a building in the centre of the city.

The explosion in Paris was caused by gas leak, French police confirmed.

The building is on the Rue d'Uzes, close to the Paris Stock Exchange building and the headquarters of the AFP news agency.

A report in The Independent quoted a witness as saying that firefighters were present for an hour and a half trying to douse the fire.

As per a report in Mail Online, a witness described the incident as an 'almighty explosion' and said that he saw several fire fighters being taken away on stretchers.

Around 140 firefighters were on the scene to help free victims from the building, which contained offices for businesses including lawyers, accountants and telecommunications firms.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Apr 01, 2016 19:11 PM

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