This Saturday morning, a violent explosion occurred in a bakery on the street of Treviso, in the 9th district of the capital, causing several injuries, learned 20 minutes with the firefighters of Paris. The explosion, heard as far as the north of the capital, also blew several showcases around.
The explosion is believed to be accidental and may have been caused by a gas leak, police sources said. Firefighters from Paris were intervening for a gas leak in the street of Treviso, when the explosion occurred.
– franceinfo plus (@franceinfoplus) January 12, 2019
The balance sheet "looks heavy"
The police headquarters of Paris invites to avoid the sector.
– Police Prefecture (@prefpolice) January 12, 2019
The Minister of the Interior, Christophe Castaner, went there. He said on Twitter that the balance sheet "looks heavy". "More than 200 firefighters from Paris are engaged in relief operations," he said.
Interior Minister Christophe Castaner says that the human toll is heavy and that "people are still on site." More than 200 firefighters and a hundred police officers are mobilized. pic.twitter.com/xIYoNBXhhr
– Caroline Piquet (@CaroPiquet) January 12, 2019
"We will propose a relocation solution for buildings nearby," he said from Place Beauvau.
Rue de Treviso, along with the Prime Minister, the Paris prosecutor, the @prefpolice and the Mayor of the capital.
More than 200 @PompiersParis are engaged in relief operations.
The balance sheet looks heavy.
My first thoughts are with the wounded and their loved ones. pic.twitter.com/bg8n5bCpi8
– Christophe Castaner (@CCastaner) January 12, 2019
According to France 3, citing a police source, the explosion in a bakery in Paris has 20 wounded according to a first assessment. Two people are in absolute urgency, seven are seriously injured and 11 are slightly wounded, says the chain.
The ground floor of the building blown by the shock
Many photos are already circulating on Twitter, showing the huge damage caused. The entire ground floor of the building was blown by the shock.
– Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) January 12, 2019
– ПIΚΛIΛ (@_II_I_I_) January 12, 2019
The mayor of Paris has indicated on Twitter the establishment of a listening cell at the Town Hall of the 9th arrondissement.
Accidental explosion in the 9th arrondissement: a reception cell is set up at the 9th arrondissement Mairie. All people who are shocked or have requests related to this event can attend and benefit from support.
– Paris (@Paris) January 12, 2019
Following the explosion, Facebook activated its Safety Check, allowing people living in the area to indicate that they were safe.