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Gas explosion rocks central Paris shopping district, 12 injured

A huge explosion probably caused by a gas leak gutted the ground floor of a building in a central Paris shopping district on Saturday, seriously injuring at least 12 people, authorities said. In recent years France has suffered jihadist militant attacks in Paris, Nice, Marseille and beyond. "We still need to determine the circumstances and cause of the explosion but at this stage we can say it is clearly an accident, presumably a gas leak," he told reporters.
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