Two explosions have ripped through a bakery in Barcelona this morning injuring at least seven people, it has been reported. The first and much larger blast occurred around 7am local time and was followed by a much smaller explosion.
They struck the bakery on the first floor of a seven-storey building on Carrer de la Marina, just a few blocks from the popular La Sagrada Familia tourist attraction. El Pais reported neighbours were being treated for smoke inhalation as authorities said it was likely caused by gas.
Neighbour Belen Ortega told the paper: “I heard a very strong explosion and the building shook. “I woke up, I saw flames and then smoke. I went to get my son and when I went out there were firefighters – they were very fast.” Jordi Canal, another neighbour, described seeing the bakery on fire and a lot of smoke coming out.