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One dead and 14 injured after explosion in Spanish seaside resort

Two of the injured are in a serious condition.

File photo of street in Premia de Mar
File photo of street in Premia de Mar
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ONE PERSON HAS died and 14 others were injured in an explosion at a block of flats in a Spanish seaside resort near Barcelona early today, rescuers have 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 north of Barcelona.

“The explosion happened at 8.25am (7.25am Irish time) 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 are in a serious condition, she said.

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

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