Three children among five killed in gas blast
11 November 2005, BARCELONA — A gas explosion killed five people including a baby and two young children in Tarragona.
11 November 2005
BARCELONA — A gas explosion killed five people including a baby and two young children in Tarragona.
A mother and her two young children were killed as was a baby and another adult.
Rescuers were hunting for other residents where the explosion took place.
Seven people, including a baby, were also injured, some of them seriously.
The baby later died in hospital and another body, of an adult, was found in the rubble.
The top floor of the four-storey building in the centre of the city was destroyed, and rubble from the facade was falling onto the street.
Authorities said it appeared that the explosion was caused by a leaking bottle of gas.
Many homes in Spain, which do not have mains gas supplies, use bottled gas which has caused a number of fatal explosions.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news