A massive explosion destroyed the Paris American Academy during the city’s fashion week on Wednesday in Paris, France.
The Paris police prefect tweeted: “Intervention in progress at Saint Jacques on #Paris5. Evacuate the area and emergency services and police intervene.”
Édourd Civl, elected official in the 5th district of Paris He tweeted.“The 5th resident gas explosion occurred at Alphonse Laveran in the Val de Grace district, the buildings are on fire, let the firefighters intervene.”
The blast comes as the city celebrates Paris Fashion Week, where dozens of famous celebrities and models travel to France to showcase a range of trends and outfits. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was spotted with his wife Savannah as singers Pharrell and Jay-Z performed at a party.
The blast destroyed the front of the Paris American Academy, France-based BFM TV, news channel, reported. According to BFM, at least four people were injured in the blast, but it is not yet clear what happened.
“#BREAKING Part of the Paris American Academy has collapsed following a massive gas explosion in Paris, France,” tweeted user Moshe Schwartz. He wrote on Twitter A video showing the aftermath of the explosion.
French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin also confirmed the explosion and the fire On Twitter“Fire is burning in Saint-Jacques in the 5th arrondissement of Paris. Paris firefighters intervene. Please do not intervene and evacuate the area.”
News week The Paris police department was reached for comment via its website.
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