By John Smith •
Published: 03 Mar 2020 • 16:20
The scene of the explosion
Credit: Local Police Twitter
THREE men were injured when a gas bottle exploded in a Marbella apartment in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday March 3) which caused a fire and damaged a number of vehicles on the road.
At the is stage it is not known what caused the canister to explode but the building was damaged and inhabitants in adjoining were initially evacuated whilst fire brigade officers accompanied by Local Police Public and Health officials made sure it was safe to return.
Of the three injured men, one aged 42 was treated at the scene, an 80-year-old was taken to the Costa del Sol hospital and the third aged 49 was rushed to a hospital in Malaga for treatment.
The explosion took place on Calle San Antonio which is in the Divina Pastora district of Marbella.
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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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