Paris explosion: Massive blast hits French capital as witness claim 'destruction for blocks'

Police confirmed a blast had taken place on Saturday morning on Rue de Treviso the 9th district of the French capital.

The cause of the explosion is not yet known, however there are reports that it was due to a gas leak in a bakery.

It's thought there may be a number of causalities, but police haven't made any confirmation yet.

Pictures shared on social media show the windows blown out of a building with rubble strewn across the street.

Fire engines swarmed the area with reports a number of people have been injured.

More to follow…

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