A large explosion in central Paris has left 37 people injured, with four in serious condition, the BBC reports.
The building, in Rue Saint-Jacques, houses a design school and the Catholic education system headquarters.
Emergency workers are searching through the wreckage, with at least two individuals thought to be missing.
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Witnesses reported a strong smell of gas prior to the blast, but the cause has not yet been determined.
The area has been cordoned off and Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin has visited the scene.
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