Huge blast heard across Paris as French capital shaken by sound of ‘explosion’

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A huge blast has shaken the French capital Paris after an explosion sound was heard across the city.

The cause of the booming noise is unclear.

Video of the Roland-Garros French Open Tennis Tournament in Paris captured the moment a game was interrupted by the blast.

The clip showed Stan Wawrinka and Dominik Koepfer stop, startled, as a huge explosion was heard outside the Stade Roland-Garros around 5 miles west of the city centre.

Many took to social media in the immediate aftermath of the boom.

One Twitter user wrote: "Was there an explosion in Paris or did I dream it?"

Another tweeted that the blast "shook" their windows.

While a third added: "Everyone in Paris and the suburbs heard a felt something like a big explosion, any news?"

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Reports say the "explosion" sound was created by a jet breaking the sound barrier.

In a statement, Paris Police said: "A very powerful noise was heard in Paris and in the Paris region.

"There is no explosion, it was caused by a fighter plane which crossed the sound barrier."

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Authorities also urged police not to "clutter up the emergency lines" by calling to report the noise.

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