Hotels evacuated because of gas leak in Spain

13th June 2008, Comments 0 comments

About 3,000 people were evacuated Friday in the centre of southern Spanish coastal resort of Benidorm after a lorry carrying gas hit a bridge.

13 June 2008

ALICANTE - More than 10 hotels, restaurants or other buildings were evacuated Friday in the centre of the southern Spanish coastal resort of Benidorm, police said.

The evacuations were described as a preventative measure after a lorry transporting 20,000 litres of propane gas hit a traffic bridge and suffered the rupture of one of its valves.

The oil and gas company Repsol said the leak was under control and that the lorry had been removed.

About 3,000 people were evacuated. No injuries were reported.

[dpa / Expatica]

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