Update: EXPLOSION IN PARIS BUILDING DUE TO GAS LEAK: FRENCH POLICE
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The tape is lit up this morning with reports of a large explosion in the 6th district of central Paris.
Images that surfaced on social media show black smoke billowing from the site of the blast. Ambulances have been reportedly seen in the area of the incident. Some have suggested the incident was gas-related, and that account appears to have been confirmed by authorities.
Still, everyone is understandably on edge following last week's attacks in Brussels.
The area has been evacuated. Here are some of the images from France:
Violente explosion dans un immeuble du 6eme arrondissement de Paris. pic.twitter.com/QGqlt3ImtO— Pierre K. (@Pierre_Kch) April 1, 2016
Explosion à Paris dans le 6eme.. Proche Ferrandi pic.twitter.com/lO1QFFKf0n— Hugo Saadi (@Hugo_saadi) April 1, 2016