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One dead and 14 injured in blast at Spanish resort

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One dead and 14 injured in blast at Spanish resort
The blast blew out windows and cracked the wall of the building. Photo: Pau Barrena/ AFP
12:47 CEST+02:00
One person died and 14 people were injured in an explosion in a block of flats in a Spanish seaside resort near Barcelona early Sunday, rescuers 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 (15 miles) north of Barcelona.
   
"The explosion happened at 8:25 am (0625 GMT) and affected 15 people, 14 of whom were injured and one who died," a spokeswoman for Barcelona's emergency services told AFP.
   
Two of the injured were in serious condition, she said.
   
Local media reports showed images of a fire burning in a seven-storey building, saying the building had been evacuated while investigators tried to determine what caused the blast.
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