Explosion near Eiffel Tower

(Tim Williams - Twitter)
(Tim Williams - Twitter)

A truck laden with fireworks has exploded beneath the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris.

It was set off when fireworks used to celebrate France's national day, Bastille Day, hit the truck, setting off several large explosions.

Some locals initially panicked, thinking it was a terror attack.

No one has been reported injured.

Newshub.