Major investigation after fatal firework factory explosion

Six people were killed in a firework factory explosion in Zaragoza. The disaster happened at Pyrotechnics Zaragoza, one of the biggest firework manufacturers in Europe which has supplied countries all over the world, including the UK, Germany, Denmark, Canada, Switzerland and Holland. It has been responsible for a number of major displays at public events and has won numerous awards. It was founded in 1860 and among its staff there are specialised technicians, engineers and chemists. The company has the most advanced technological means existing in the pyrotechnic market. Six other employees were injured in the blast and subsequent fire which totally destroyed the factory at Garrapinillos, about nine kilometres from Zaragoza where the explosion was heard. An investigation has started into the cause of the explosion but it is expected to take some time to complete.

Major investigation after fatal firework factory explosion

Medics unable to save drowned man

A 49-year-old Spanish man has died after being pulled from the ocean off the Playa Diego Hernández in Adeje. Other people on the beach tried to save his life with the 112 emergency control centre relaying instructions over the phone until medics arrived. They took over resuscitation but the man was in cardiac arrest after suffering symptoms of drowning and could not be revived. This area of beach is not accessible by road so the emergency helicopter landed in the area. The accident happened just before 5.30pm.

Medics unable to save drowned man