A suspected gas blast in the heart of Paris has caused streets to be evacuated, and damaged at least one building. Five people have reportedly been injured.
Smoke was seen billowing from an apartment block, and at least one building has been extensively damaged.
The blast happened around 11.30am.
Local media reports and witnesses suggested suggest the explosion was triggered by a severed gas pipe in the 6eme arrondissement of the French capital, which caused a gas leak.