Christophe Castaner went to the 9th district of Paris, where there was an explosion on January 12, 2019 – THOMAS SAMSON / AFP

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.

The balance sheet "looks heavy"

The police headquarters of Paris invites to avoid the sector.

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.

"We will propose a relocation solution for buildings nearby," he said from Place Beauvau.

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.

The mayor of Paris has indicated on Twitter the establishment of a listening cell at the Town Hall of the 9th arrondissement.

Following the explosion, Facebook activated its Safety Check, allowing people living in the area to indicate that they were safe.

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