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17 injured in Gas Explosion in Center Paris, Police

At least 17 people were injured, including one in critical condition, during the explosion caused by gas in the sixth district of Paris, the firefight commander said.

Fire fighters work near the explosion site in Paris, France on April 1, 2016. A massive gas explosion destroyed the top floors and roof of a residential building in central Paris, near the Jardin de Luxembourg park on Friday, injuring 17 people, rescuers and police said.

Among the 17 injured, six were firefighters, BFMTV reported citing the rescue sources.

Fire fighters work near the explosion site in Paris, France on April 1, 2016. A massive gas explosion destroyed the top floors and roof of a residential building in central Paris, near the Jardin de Luxembourg park.

The firefighters operation is still ongoing to find other possible injured in the building.

The police department of the sixth district of Paris confirmed Friday that an explosion took place in its district, firefighters were on their way.

According to local media, the explosion was caused when someone tried to light the gas in an apartment.

By Robert Muriisa.

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