By John Smith •
Published: 18 Sep 2016 • 9:15
AN explosion and the resulting fire which occurred at 8.40 am on Sunday September 18 in a building in the centre of Premia de Mar in Catalonia has left at least one dead and 15 injured, according to the emergency services.
It appears that a number of ambulances as well as an emergency helicopter together with fire fighters, local police and officers of the Mossos D’Esquadra attended and evacuated surrounding buildings.
Of those injured two are said to be in a serious condition although a number of those involved and their neighbours are also being attended by psychologists due to the mental trauma caused.
Fires were brought under control relatively quickly and investigations are now taking place as to the cause of the explosion.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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