An explosion at a cafe in southern Spain injured 90 people at a local festival, five of them seriously, authorities said Sunday.
The Saturday night explosion occurred at around 7 p.m. in downtown Velez-Malaga, a small town neighboring Malaga, a popular tourist destination in Spain’s southern Andalusia region.
A spokeswoman for the Andalusian emergency service told The Associated Press that preliminary reports indicate a gas leak caused the blast. She spoke on condition of anonymity due to her agency’s requirements.
The blast caused some of the La Bohemia cafe’s walls and counters to collapse, injuring people inside. Chairs and tables were strewn about in the street Sunday, along with exploded glass from the cafe’s windows and doors.
Mayor Antonio Moreno Ferrer said the city will open an investigation.