1 Dead, 15 Injured As ‘Huge’ Explosion Rips Through Barcelona

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1 Dead, 15 Injured As ‘Huge’ Explosion Rips Through Barcelona

At least one person has died with over 15 others injured after a “huge” explosion was recorded in a block of flats in a Spanish seaside resort near Barcelona early on Sunday.

It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion, which ripped through the second floor flat of a residential building in Premia de Mar, a coastal resort which sits north east of the Catalan capital.

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But what remains clear is the death of a middle-aged woman, who local media believed to be a resident of the second floor.

A spokeswoman for Barcelona’s emergency services told AFP that:

“The explosion happened at 8.25am and affected 15 people, 14 of whom were injured and one who died.”

Other reports said 15 had been injured with two believed to be in a serious condition.

Local media reports showed images of a fire burning in a seven-storey building, saying the building and neighbouring blocks had been evacuated.

It is currently unclear what caused the blast even as gas technicians have reportedly investigated the site.



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