French authorities said two firefighters were killed and 47 people injured in a powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday that blasted out windows and overturned cars.

Firefighters pulled injured victims from windows and evacuated residents as smoke billowed over Rue de Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris.

The Paris prosecutor’s office said that two firefighters have been killed in the bakery blast, correcting the overall figure of four dead given earlier by France’s interior minister.

Authorities said 10 people were in critical condition and 37 others less seriously injured.

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told reporters at the scene “unfortunately the human toll is particularly serious.” He paid homage to the courage of rescuers who notably saved the life of one firefighter who was buried under the rubble for two and a half hours.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who was also at the scene, extended a “message of affection and solidarity” to the victims.

She said many residents and tourists have been evacuated from neighboring buildings and hotels. Paris authorities will help provide temporary accommodation, the mayor said.

Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said that the cause appears to be an accidental gas leak. He said that Paris firefighters were already at the scene to investigate a suspected gas leak at the bakery when the explosion happened.

The scene of a gas leak explosion in Paris, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injuring more than 40 people blasted out windows and overturned cars, French authorities said. (Matthieu Croissandeau via AP)
Firefighters work at the scene of a gas leak explosion in Paris, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Paris police say several people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a bakery believed caused by a gas leak. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
A rescue helicopter stands ready to evacuate wounded people in front of the Paris Opera House following a gas leak explosion, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injured several people, blasted out windows and overturned cars, police said. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Firefighters tends to a wounded person near the site of a gas leak explosion in Paris, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injured several people, blasted out windows and overturned cars, police said. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Firefighters evacuate a wounded man on a stretcher from the scene of a gas leak explosion in Paris, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injured several people, blasted out windows and overturned cars, police said. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A firefighter rushes to the scene of a gas leak explosion in Paris, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injured several people, blasted out windows and overturned cars, police said. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Medical staff and firefighters tend to a wounded man at the scene of a gas leak explosion in Paris, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Paris police say several people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a bakery believed caused by a gas leak. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Firefighters work at the scene of a gas leak explosion in Paris, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Paris police say several people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a bakery believed caused by a gas leak. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
Firefighters work at the scene of a gas leak explosion in Paris, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Paris police say several people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a bakery believed caused by a gas leak. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
Firefighters work at the scene of a gas leak explosion in Paris, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Paris police say several people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a bakery believed caused by a gas leak. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
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