One dead and 14 injured in blast at Spanish resort

The blast blew out windows and cracked the wall of the building.

The blast blew out windows and cracked the wall of the building.

One person died and 14 people were injured in an explosion in a block of flats in a Spanish seaside resort near Barcelona early Sunday, rescuers said.

It was not immediately clear what caused the blast which took place in the residential building in Premia de Mar, a resort town some 25 kilometres (15 miles) north of Barcelona.

“The explosion happened at 8:25 am (0625 GMT) and affected 15 people, 14 of whom were injured and one who died,” a spokeswoman for Barcelona’s emergency services told AFP.

Two of the injured were in serious condition, she said.

Local media reports showed images of a fire burning in a seven-storey building, saying the building had been evacuated while investigators tried to determine what caused the blast.

Published The Local 19 September 2016

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