By Laura Taylor • 10 August 2020 • 12:41
An explosion has ripped through a petrol tank in Spain as an unlucky lightning bolt has sparked chaos in Ciudad Real. The Repsol oil tank in Puertollano has exploded this Monday morning after a lightning bolt struck.
According to eyewitnesses currently at the scene, there could be a second petrol tank which is also currently burning. The local firefighters have activated an emergency plan whilst the damage is investigated.
Authorities in the area have also marked a perimeter around the scene in order to control the situation and ensure the safety of citizens. The explosion has been confirmed by 112 Emergency Services in Castilla-La-Mancha. According to news sources, the explosion happened at around 9:51 a.m. on Monday and the fire is very much localised.
The 112 Emergency services have confirmed that, thankfully, there have been no injuries or fatalities as a result of the explosion so far.
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Laura Taylor is a graduate from the University of Leeds. At university, she obtained a Bachelors in Communication and Media, as well as a Masters in International Relations. She is half British and half Spanish and resides in Malaga. Her focus when writing news typically encompasses national Spanish news and local news from the Costa del Sol.
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