Paris: An explosion was reported in a building near the centrally located Paris Stock Exchange on Friday. The explosion left numerous casualties, according to the Daily Mail. The cause of the blast may have been a gas explosion, the report said.
The building is on the Rue d'Uzes, close to the Paris Stock Exchange building and the headquarters of the AFP news agency.
Around 140 firefighters were on the scene to help free victims from the building, which contained offices for businesses including lawyers, accountants and telecommunications firms.
In November last year, at least 130 people were killed and several other were injured in a deadly attack in Paris.