Couple dies from gas explosion burns

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11 August 2006, ALICANTE – The couple injured 10 days ago in a gas explosion in a block of Alicante flats has died in hospital.

11 August 2006

ALICANTE – The couple injured 10 days ago in a gas explosion in a block of Alicante flats has died in hospital.

The 31-year-old man, identified as Eloy GP, died at La Fe hospital in Valencia on Thursday.

He suffered 80 percent burns to his body in the accident.

His partner, 25-year-old Almudena BM, also died from burns and respiratory problems.

The pair was taken to hospital after a gas canister exploded in their flat in the Los Angeles neighbourhood, injuring 10 people and damaging several adjoining buildings.

A 61-year-old woman injured in the accident was released from hospital on Tuesday.

On Thursday, work started to demolish three buildings which were badly damaged by the explosion.

A total of 32 people have had to be evacuated from their homes.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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