Paris: An explosion in a building in central Paris on Friday left five people injured, the media reported.

Paris gas explosionFirefighters intervene on rue de l'Abbe-Gregoire in Paris' 6th district near the scene where an appartment building exploded on April 1, 2016 in Paris. Pic/AFP

The cause of the blast, at sixth district of Paris, was a gas explosion, Xinhua reported citing the police.

The building is on the Rue d'Uzes, close to the Paris Stock Exchange building and the headquarters of the AFP news agency.

Around 140 firefighters were on the scene to help free victims from the building, which contained offices for businesses including lawyers, accountants and telecommunications firms.