90 hurt after gas cylinder explodes in Spain
MADRID: At least 90 people have been injured, five of them seriously, after a gas cylinder exploded on Saturday in a restaurant in the Spanish town of VelezMalaga on the southern coast, a spokesman for the Andalucia region’s emergency unit said.
The spokesman said the explosion occurred at about 5pm during a festival in the town, which is 40km east of the popular tourist destination of Malaga.
Video footage posted on social media showed people fleeing a fire inside a small restaurant called La Bohemia close to the centre of Velez-Malaga, with the street outside covered in debris.
None of those seriously injured were at risk of death, a spokesman for the local hospital said. The majority of injuries were cuts and bruises.
El Pais newspaper said a cook at the restaurant was able to alert customers to a fire in the kitchen, which gave most enough time to escape serious injury. – Reuters