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More than 70 people have been injured in a gas cylinder explosion near the southern Spanish city of Malaga, according to the local media. (AP framegrab)

An explosion at a Spanish cafe during a festival injured 90 people


An explosion at a cafe in Velez-Malaga, Spain, injured 90 people at a local festival on Saturday night.

The explosion occurred around 7 p.m. Saturday. Preliminary reports indicated a gas leak caused the explosion, according to a spokeswoman for the Andalusian emergency services.

The explosion caused the walls of La Bohemia, a cafe, to collapse. The city is investigating the explosion, Mayor Antonio Moreno Ferrer said.

An explosion at a Spanish cafe during a festival injured 90 people

Here's the scene of the explosion hours later.

Of the 90 injured, five were seriously hurt, while more than 20 were discharged. 

There were fears that the Popular Party headquarters next door had been targeted, but authorities denied that the building was attacked. 

A local newspaper, La Opinion de Malaga, said the cafe's chef had raised the alarm moments before the blast, the BBC reports.

Here's a shot of people leaving the scene. You can see flames through the windows.

Here's another look.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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