Loud explosion in central Paris – police

A loud explosion has been reported in central Paris, police have said, with unverified pictures showing damage to a building.

Sky News understands that the emergency services are on the scene and multiple injuries have been reported.

Unconfirmed reports say that there have also been fatalities.

France’s Prefecture de Police say the blast occurred in a bakery on the Rue de Trevise, in the 9th arrondissement.

Officers in Paris say multiple injuries are confirmed and they believe it is linked to a gas leak.

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