Due to a major explosion in the center of Paris, at least twenty people have been injured. According to the police, there was a gas explosion in a bakery after a fire had started earlier.
Of the twenty wounded, two are in danger of life and seven are seriously injured. Three firefighters were injured because they were already at the bakery to extinguish the fire.
On the Place de l'Opéra two helicopters are ready to take away the wounded.
The incident happened on Saturday at 9 o'clock in the Rue de Trévise in the ninth arrondissement of the French capital. The police are calling to stay out of the area and to give emergency services space.
On Twitter is spoken about several injured and yelling in the street. There is a lot of havoc on photos on Twitter. The front of the building has been completely blown away. Many windows have been killed in the vicinity of the bakery.
Christophe Castaner, the French minister of the Interior, said on Twitter that at least two hundred firefighters had been pulled out. According to him, some victims are still on the spot.
He also let you know how to live with the victims. "My first thoughts are with the wounded and their loved ones."
21Ravage after explosion in center Paris