Explosion in Paris Due to Gas Leak: French Police

Around 140 firefighters were on the scene to rescue people from the building.

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The cause of the blast was a gas explosion, according to Xinhua. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/<a href="https://twitter.com/RT_com/status/715851745885339649">@RT_com</a>)

An explosion in a building in central Paris on Friday left five people injured, the media reported.

The cause of the blast, at sixth district of Paris, was a gas explosion, Xinhua reported citing the police.

The building is on the Rue d’Uzes, close to the Paris Stock Exchange building and the headquarters of the AFP news agency.

Around 140 firefighters were on the scene to rescue people from the building which contains offices for businesses including lawyers, accountants and telecommunications firms.

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