At least five people are injured following an enormous gas explosion rocked a residential building in central Paris, French media said.
Local residents have apparently been evacuated. Police sources confirmed to AFP it was a gas explosion. Fire fighters and ambulances have already been deployed to the scene. “We heard a loud explosion and saw smoke,” two pupils from Ferrandi school told AFP.”
People were frightened, they considered that it had been a bomb,” a school worker included.”I felt my flooring shake and heard a loud noise, then it smelled like smoke outside,” Jenna Binion, an area resident, told the Local, “There are plenty of men and women in the roads and I could hear lots of sirens.”The blast apparently took place not far from the Montparnasse area, to the left bank of the Seine.It Is in the 6th administrative district of the French capital, near Ferrandi college.
Plumes of smoke is visible in pictures and videos posted on Twitter.
The Paris authorities press office told Sputnik the reason for the explosion “was a house fire.”