Le Progres regional daily reported that there were eight injured, including an eight-year-old girl. According to the newspaper, a parcel with nails, screws, and bolts was placed on the street.
At the same time, Reuters reported, citing police sources, that the number of injured stands at 13, including one child.
The perimeter of the explosion has been secured by police, while ambulances and firefighters have arrived at the scene.
French President Emmanuel Macron has commented on the matter, describing the explosion as an "attack" with no fatalities.
"There was an attack in Lyon… It is not up to me to make conclusions of it but anyway there are no victims for now. There are those injured and my thoughts are with them and their families", Macron said during an interview with YouTuber Hugo Travers.
The cause of the explosion remains unclear, a source close to the Interior Ministry told Reuters.
🇫🇷 ATTAQUE — L'#explosion a eu lieu vers 17h30 dans le 2e arr. de #Lyon, près de la boulangerie «La Brioche Dorée». Il s'agit d'un colis piégé, aucune arrestation pour le moment. 8 personnes blessées, en urgence relative. #Macron parle d'une attaque. pic.twitter.com/sGREtfdPoa— La Plume Libre (@LPLdirect) 24 мая 2019 г.
French police are reportedly searching for a suspected bomber that was captured on security footage leaving a case in front of a bakery shortly before an explosion occurred, local Mayor Denis Broliquier said.
🇨🇵 [SUIVI] — L'explosion a eu lieu à l'angle de la rue Victor Hugo et rue Sala. Les secours sont arrivés en nombre.— La Plume Libre (@LPLdirect) 24 мая 2019 г.
Selon Le Progrès, il y aurait 6 blessés. Le colis piégé était rempli de clous, de vis et de boulons. #Lyon pic.twitter.com/TB64RT3qvC
The Lyon Prosecutor's Office has reportedly launched an investigation into an "attempt of intentional murder".
According to the Paris Counter-Terrorist Prosecutor's office, a probe has been opened into the Lyon blast.
WATCH NOW: Inside Lyon, France.— Live Report (@tweetlivereport) 24 мая 2019 г.