By Peter McLaren-Kennedy • 16 October 2022 • 18:40
The Bombers de la Generalitat said the explosion occurred on Sunday, October 16 at the Rambla Nova.
Speaking to Europa Press, a spokesperson for the fire department said that the explosion occurred because of a gas leak.
Patrons of the restaurant were allowed to leave with two treated on site by System d Emergències Mèdiques (SEM) and a further five taken to hospital. Three of those been transferred to the Hospital of Santa Tecla with minor injuries and a further two to the hospital in Sant Joan XXIII.
According to the fire department, the building has suffered extensive damage and has been closed as a precaution. They say, however, that the building represents no danger to neighbouring properties.
Further investigations will be undertaken to establish the cause of the explosion at the bar in Tarragona.
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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.
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