Explosion in Lyon, France, injures at least 8

Explosion in Lyon, France, injures at least 8

French Interior Minister Christrophe Castaner with a French police officer, Lyon, France, May 24, 2019.

At least 13 people were injured after a blast in a pedestrian street in the French city of Lyon on Saturday.

Kamel Amerouche, the regional authority's communications chief said the wounded suffered leg injuries and none of the injuries were life-threatening.

French President Emmanuel Macron described the explosion as an "attack", with no fatalities. "There are wounded, so I want to spare a thought for the wounded and their families, of course".

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Anti-terrorist prosecutors have taken over the investigation in the country's third-biggest city. In the photo he is wearing a light-coloured shorts and a long-sleeved dark top and is on a bicycle.

In a statement, the DFA said the Philippine Embassy is checking with local authorities if Filipinos were among the casualties. "The windows were blown out", she said. "We thought it had something to do with renovation work".

The blast occurred in the early evening in the city's central shopping area.

France has been on high-alert since the "Islamic State" militant group launched a series of attacks across Paris, killing 130 people and injuring scores more.

"Explosion in Lyon. Perimeter of security put in place".

Soldiers sealed the area afterwards as police and explosives experts arrived.

Investigators believe the explosion may have been caused by a parcel bomb packed with nails, a spokeswoman for the city prosecutor told CNN. Police never found who carried out that attack.

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