BREAKING: Explosion Reported in Paris

An explosion has been reported in central Paris, France, according to multiple reports. 

French media outlet Le Monde reports that at least 20 people have been injured.

Police believe that the explosion was caused by a gas leak at a bakery., as they were responding to the gas leak call when the explosion took place, according to NBC News.

There is a massive police and emergency presence in the area and emergency officials are urging people to avoid the area of the explosion.

Images posted to social media showed fires, debris, and injured people being taken off by emergency workers.

France’s interior minister Christophe Castaner said four people were killed, including two firefighters. At least 47 people have also been injured, with 10 in critical condition.

We are following this story, and will continue to update this page as information becomes available.

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