BREAKING NEWS: Seven-year-old boy dies and others injured in Madrid explosion

21:37 (October 10) – A nine-month-old baby who suffered from smoke inhalation during the fire that engulfed the commercial premises, has died.

The death of the young boy was confirmed on Monday, October 10 by the Alcorcón Municipal Police who wrote on Tiwtter:“After consulting with the hospital, they confirm the death of Álvaro, the baby injured in the fire.”  

The young boy was being treated at the La Paz Hospital after being brought in by paramedics. According to reports the boy had suffered cardiac arrest and had been resuscitated.

His five-year-old brother, originally reported as a seven-year-old, died the same day of the incident due to smoke inhalation. Although their mother suffered the same fate, she has survived and is said to be recovering.

On the day of the fire, eight neighbours were treated for smoke inhalation.


21:58 (October 6) – A seven-year-old boy has died following an explosion in the Madrid town of Alcorcón.

The explosion, which happened on the evening of Thursday, October 6 resulted in the boy’s death and serious injuries to his brother and their mother.

According to emergency services in Madrid, the explosion took place in commercial premises around 7:15 pm. The reasons for the explosion, which took place in the basement of a six-story building on Oslo Street, are unknown at present.

Emergency services are still on the scene and are conducting a full investigation into the cause of the explosion, which is said to have been very strong.

Smoke is said to have spread throughout the premises and into other parts of the building resulting in some of the injuries.

Some neighbours have been evicted from the building, some of whom have suffered mild asphyxiation and are being treated on-site. Other neighbours have been confined to their homes whilst the emergency services deal with the incident.

Forensic investigators are also on the scene trying to establish how the seven-year-old boy died and what caused the explosion.


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Peter McLaren-Kennedy

Originally from South Africa, Peter is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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