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Several injured in powerful blast at Paris bakery – police

PARIS, France – A powerful explosion badly damaged a bakery in central Paris on Saturday, January 12, injuring several people and smashing nearby windows after a suspected gas leak, police and Agence France-Presse (AFP) journalists said. A fire broke out after the blast at around 9 am (0800 GMT or 4 pm Philippine time) in the city s 9th district, a residential and shopping area. Images posted on Twitter showed debris covering the street and the lower part of the building blown out and in flames. Parked cars were also damaged in the blast. An AFP photographer saw at least one person being carried away on a stretcher from the building by firefighters.  Firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze and evacuate some people from the building using ladders while emergency workers treated some of the injured at the scene. –

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