Published On : Fri, Apr 1st, 2016

Major explosion in central Paris: Report

paris gas explosion
A major explosion occurred in a residential building in central Paris leaving numerous casualties.

The cause of the blast may have been a gas explosion, a Daily Mail report said.

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 help free victims from the building, which contained offices for businesses including lawyers, accountants and telecommunications firms.

The city has witnessed its worst terror attack in November last year.

More details are awaited.