Thou­sands flee blaze

The Cairns Post - - WORLD -

MORE than 22,000 peo­ple were evac­u­ated at the week­end when the stage at an elec­tronic mu­sic fes­ti­val near Barcelona erupted in flames, send­ing rev­ellers run­ning.

Fire­fight­ers rushed to the To­mor­row­land fes­ti­val in Santa Coloma de Gramenet in north­east­ern Spain, and even­tu­ally man­aged to ex­tin­guish the blaze which caused no in­juries, they said.

A to­tal of 22,143 peo­ple had to be evac­u­ated from the fes­ti­val. Or­gan­is­ers said on their Face­book page the fire was due to a tech­ni­cal mal­func­tion.

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