Explosion in Madrid residential building
The two bodies were found in a place that had been searched for hours, but due to the amount of debris, the bodies were only discovered later.
In addition to the two dead workers, 18 more were injured, one of them seriously.
The explosion took place at 13:00 PM in the Salamanca neighborhood of Madrid.
“The explosion was of such magnitude that the victims died instantly,” confirmed the mayor, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, a few meters from the site of the tragedy.
The victims were a Spaniard and a Honduran, aged 27 and 21 respectively, who had been working on the construction site for a month.
One of them was the father of 2 children.
A spokesperson for the fire service has reported that it is very likely that it was a gas leak, but the National Police has yet to confirm this.
Quest bodies complicated
According to the fire service, the search for bodies was very complicated.
Because there were many unstable construction parts, everything had to be done manually. The firefighters also searched the basement area. Something that entails many risks for the firefighters because that is where the gas boilers are usually located.
Explosion of gas in the barrio de Salamanca. Bomberos en el lugar. pic.twitter.com/dpRLN8OD8S
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