New Delhi: A loud bang was heard in the French capital of Paris and its nearby suburban areas that left buildings shaking on Wednesday. While initially it was thought to be an explosion, the Frech Police confirmed that a sonic boom from a military jet caused the massive noise.Also Read - 61 Percent Indian Travellers Prefer to Go Local And Explore Domestic Destinations: Survey

“A very loud noise was heard in Paris and in the Paris region. It was not an explosion, it was a fighter jet crossing the sound barrier,” Paris police stated. Also Read - France Tops 2 Lakh Daily Covid Cases In New Grim Record

According to police reports, the explosion-like sound was caused as a military airplane broke the sound barrier. The police have also requested people not to panic or call emergency phone lines as the officers are busy on other lines. Also Read - 6 Dead, Several Injured in Boiler Explosion at a Factory in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, CM Nitish Announces Ex-gratia

Incidentally, the loud boom also forced the French Open tennis tournament, which is underway in Paris, to halt for a few minutes till an official confirmation was gathered.