90 hurt af­ter gas cylin­der ex­plodes in Spain

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

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

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