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77 injured in gas cylinder blast in Spain's Velez-Malaga

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 October 2016, 12:07 IST

Around 77 people were reportedly injured when a gas cylinder explosion ripped through a restaurant in Spain's Velez-Malaga on 1 October.

The news was confirmed by a spokesman for the Andalucia region's emergency unit. According to reports, the explosion took place in a small restaurant named La Bohemia.

A local newspaper reported that police cars helped ferry the injured to hospital as the ambulance service was filled with casualties. The cause of the blast "could have been a gas leak," the town's mayor, Antonio Moreno Ferrer, told local reporters.

First published: 2 October 2016, 12:07 IST
 
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