BREAKING: Dozens Injured As Explosion Rips Through Popular Tourist Town

At least 77 are feared injured as gas explosion rips through cafe near Malaga in Spain.1exploThe blast occurred at a cafe in Velez-Malaga. Four people have been reported seriously injured while dozens of others are being treated for cuts.

More than fifty people were transferred to the Regional Hospital of Axarquia for emergency treatment, while dozens others were tended to at a nearby health center, according to Cadena SER. Footage and images of the dramatic scenes have been shared online.

Mayor of the town, Antonio Moreno Ferrer, said it’s believed the explosion was caused by a gas leak. A festival was taking place in the town just a few meters from the restaurant at the time of the explosion, local media said.