At least 77 hurt after gas cyclinder explodes in southern Spain

October 1, 2016 4:51 PM EDT

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MADRID (Reuters) - At least 77 people have been injured after a gas cylinder exploded in a cafe in the Spanish town of Velez-Malaga on the southern coast, a spokesman for the Andalucia region's emergency unit said.

The spokesman said five people were being treated for serious injuries after the explosion at about 1.00 p.m. ET during a festival in the town, which is close to the popular tourist destination of Malaga.

(Reporting by Angus Berwick and Rodrigo de Miguel; editing by David Clarke)

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