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Several injured as Gas Explosion rocks residential building in Central Paris

Paris: An explosion rocked a residential building in central Paris on Friday, reports said today The blast reportedly took place not far from Montparnasse area, on the left bank of the river Seine in central
India TV News Desk April 01, 2016 18:25 IST
India TV News Desk

Paris: Five people were reported injured after an explosion rocked a residential building in central Paris on Friday.

Meanwhile, French Police have confirmed that the explosion is not terror related, it appeared to have been caused by gas leak.

The blast reportedly took place not far from Montparnasse area, on the left bank of the river Seine in central Paris.

Police sources told local media that five people sustained minor injuries in the blast, which damaged several floors and part of a roof.

Visuals showed smoke rising out of a building in the centre of the city.

 

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Ambulances have been rushed to the spot . The building where the explosion happened is located in the 6th administrative district of French capital, in close proximity to Ferrandi college.

Meanwhile the residents have been evacuated from the area.

Paris remains on high alert following last week's terror attacks in neighbouring Belgium and a separate plot uncovered to attack the French capital.