Firefighters could be seen evacuating an injured person/ AFP
Firefighters are tackling a blaze in a business in the centre of Paris after a powerful explosion which reportedly injured many people.
Cars were wrecked and other buildings damaged by the blast on Rue de Trévise in the 9th Arrondissement.
A gas leak is thought to have caused the explosion in a bakery, a French public radio journalist tweeted. Paris and other French cities have been bracing themselves for a new round of anti-government protests by "yellow vest" demonstrators, with 80,000 police officers due to be on duty on Saturday.