A large explosion has rocked central Paris amid reports of a gas leak at a bakery in the city.
Officials confirmed ‘multiple injuries’ as a result of the blast which caused extensive damage to the property.
The blast has ripped through the building, shattering windows of several apartments above the bakery.
It is believed the blast destroyed the Hubert bakery on the corner of the streets Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise.
Police are investigating the cause of the explosion in the city which is preparing for another day of violence caused by yellow jacket protesters.
Businesses have boarded up their windows ahead of another planned demonstration.
More to follow.
Paris firefighters have been battling a blaze at a bakery caused by a suspected gas explosion at a bakery on the corner of the streets Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise
Firefighters helped elderly survivors living above the bakery from the first floor following this morning’s blast in Paris
Multiple people have been injured following the blast which ripped through the bakery in central Paris early this morning
The explosion blasted rubble across the street outside the bakery shattering windows and destroying nearby cars
Authorities in Paris have confirmed