3 people dead, dozens injured after massive explosion at French bakery

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UPDATED 9:30 AM Sat. Jan. 12, 2018

Three people are dead and dozens are injured in Paris, after a massive explosion rocks the French capital.

French officials said it happened Saturday morning as fire fighters were investigating a gas leak at a bakery.

Firefighters evacuate a wounded man on a stretcher from the scene of a gas leak explosion in Paris, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injured several people, blasted out windows and overturned cars, police said. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

The aftermath caused multiple cars to flip, and doors to fly off the hinges.

France’s foreign minister Christophe Castane, said two fire fighters were killed, and at least 47 others were hurt.

Spain’s foreign ministry Josep Borrell, has also confirmed that a Spanish citizen was killed in the blast.

Reports said the explosion happened near a popular tourist area, and shock waves could be felt as far as four blocks away.

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