90 injured in Spanish cafe gas explosion

At least 90 people were injured in a gas explosion at a cafe in southern Spain, officials said Sunday.

The accident occurred at around 7 pm (1700 GMT) Saturday evening in the kitchen of La Bohemia in the city of Velez-Malaga.

Five people sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries while 57 others were taken to hospital and treated for cuts and bruises.

The accident occurred during a municipal festival and was probably caused by a gas leak, Mayor Antonio Moreno Ferrer was quoted by El Mundo newspaper as saying.

The mayor said a police investigation had been launched.

Velez-Malaga has a population of 80,000 and is located 30 kilometres to the east of Malaga on the Costa del Sol.

Last update: Sun, 02/10/2016 - 14:24
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