Dozens are in­jured by ex­plo­sion at Span­ish cafe

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An ex­plo­sion at a cafe in south­ern Spain in­jured 90 peo­ple at a lo­cal fes­ti­val, five of them se­ri­ously, author­i­ties said yes­ter­day. The Satur­day night ex­plo­sion oc­curred about 7pm in down­town Velez-Malaga, a small town neigh­bour­ing Malaga, a pop­u­lar tourist des­ti­na­tion in Spain’s south­ern An­dalu­sia re­gion. A spokes­woman for the An­dalu­sian emer­gency ser­vice said pre­lim­i­nary re­ports in­di­cate a gas leak caused the blast. The blast caused some of the La Bo­hemia cafe’s walls and coun­ters to col­lapse, in­jur­ing peo­ple in­side. Chairs and tables were strewn about in the street yes­ter­day, along with ex­ploded glass from the cafe’s win­dows and doors. Mayor An­to­nio Moreno Fer­rer said the city will open an in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Two of the five who are se­ri­ously in­jured are in Malaga Hos­pi­tal’s in­ten­sive care unit and are be­ing treated for burns and trau­matic in­juries, the spokes­woman added. In all, 57 of the in­jured were taken to a nearby town hos­pi­tal and more than 20 have been dis­charged, while 33 oth­ers went to lo­cal clin­ics and were treated.

DE­BRIS: The af­ter­math of the blast

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