One dead and four injured in swimming pool chemical explosion

One person has died and four others – including three children – have been injured after a chemical explosion at a swimming pool in Zaragoza.

Emergency services were alerted to reports of an explosion shortly after 2pm in the town of Luna. Its believed the blast occurred after chlorine was being added to a tank which reacted to other substances present in residue.

Paramedics confirmed that the man – a maintenance worker – had died from his injuries with the three children taken to the Miguel Servet Children’s Hospital in Zaragoza for observation.

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