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30 Dec 2019 | 10:35 AM UTC

Spain: Explosion in Centelles (Catalonia) leaves 14 injured December 30

Bell tower explosion in Centelles (Catalonia) injures 14 amid festivities December 30; avoid the area

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Event

An explosion at a bell tower in Centelles (Catalonia) injured at least 14 people amid the town's annual Pine Tree festival on Monday, December 30. Authorities believe that the blast was a result of a pyrotechnics explosion; investigations are ongoing as of Monday evening (local time). The remainder of the festival has been called off as a precaution.

A heightened security presence is expected in the vicinity of the incident over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Centelles are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area of the incident, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.