Several wounded in accidental blast in Paris

PARIS, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) — Several people were wounded on Saturday morning in an accidental explosion here, the French press reported, citing police sources.

A gas leak caused the explosion, and a bakery was affected, said the French television channel BFMTV.

The police headquarters in Paris confirmed the gas blast via Twitter, without specifying the death toll.

French police have called on people to avoid the area and make way for rescue vehicles.

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