“Thirty-seven people have been injured, four of them seriously, after a large explosion in central Paris.
“The blast took place in a building that housed a design school and the Catholic education system headquarters in Rue Saint-Jacques, in the fifth arrondissement of the French capital.
“Emergency workers are searching through the wreckage of the building, with two people thought to be missing.
“According to witnesses, there was a strong smell of gas before the blast.
“Local deputy mayor, Edouard Civel, said on social media the cause was a “gas explosion”.”
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