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Paris Building Blast Blows Out Windows, Flips Cars

Paris Building Blast Blows Out Windows, Flips Cars

PARIS (AP) – A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injured several people, blasted out windows and overturned cars, police said.

Firefighters pulled injured victims out of windows and evacuated residents as smoke billowed out of the building on Rue de Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris.

Witnesses described on French television the overwhelmingly sound of the blast and people trapped inside nearby buildings.

A Paris police spokeswoman said several injuries have been reported to police but no deaths.

The spokeswoman, who wasn’t authorized to be publicly named, provided no further details.

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