1 Dead, 14 Hurt In Blast At Spain Apartment Block

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Barcelona:  One person died and 14 people were injured in an explosion in a block of flats in a Spanish seaside resort near Barcelona early on 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 km north of Barcelona.

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“The explosion happened at 8.25 am and affected 15 people, 14 of whom were injured and one who died,” a spokeswoman for Barcelona’s emergency services said.

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.

AFP

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