Politics Reports of explosion/ blast in Paris April 1, 2016 6:56 am by Sheeraz Raza An explosion has rocked a residential building in central Paris, according to numerus photos and videos released on social media. Local residents have reportedly been evacuated, reports RT. The cause of the blast is not known. However, several Twitter users suggest it was a gas explosion. Get our newsletter and our in-depth investor case studies all for free!