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Dozens hurt after explosion caused by gas leak rocks building in Paris |

Dozens hurt after explosion caused by gas leak rocks building in Paris
Dozens hurt after explosion caused by gas leak rocks building in Paris Sat, 12 Jan 2019 07:06:39 EST

A large explosion damaged a bakery in central Paris on Saturday morning, injuring 36 people, including 12 in critical condition, Sky News reported.

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The Independent reported that the cause was caused by a gas leak. Officials said they did not believe the explosion was related to terrorism.

Update 6:48 a.m. EST Jan. 12:  Paris fire officials confirmed that 36 people were injured, with 12 in critical condition, Sky News reported.

Update 5:20 a.m. EST Jan. 12: The Hubert bakery at No 6 Rue de Trévise was not open at the time of the explosion, the BBC reported, citing the Le Parisien newspaper.

Paula Nagui, who works as a receptionist at the Diva Hotel near the bakery, told the BBC there had been an "enormous blast" that shattered all the windows.

Guests were told the explosion was not a terror attack, Nagui told Le Parisien.

Update 5:05 a.m. EST Jan. 12: France Info Radio reported that 20 people were injured, two of them seriously, The Telegraph reported. 

"Destruction for blocks after an explosion on Rue de Trévise," American freelance journalist Emily Molli tweeted.

Update 4:34 a.m. EST Jan. 12: A Paris police spokeswoman said there were multiple injuries reported to police but no deaths, the Evening Standard reported.

Sylvain Maillard, a leglslator who represents the area of Paris where the explosion occurred, told BFM TV that the blast was "accidental" and there were "probably" people wounded, according to The New York Times.

Update 4:20 a.m. EST Jan 12: The Paris police prefecture posted on Twitter that a shop on Rue de Trévise had been hit by a "strong explosion" and that firefighters were responding to a fire.

The fire occurred shortly after 9 a.m. in Paris, the Evening Standard reported

This is a developing story.