Three dead as massive explosion at fireworks factory rocks town in Spain

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DEADLY EXPLOSION: Rescue workers amongst the rubble at the firework factory in Spain. Photo credit: Twitter / @112 Andalucia

A TOWN in the south of Spain has been rocked this evening (Monday) after an explosion at a fireworks factory.

DEADLY EXPLOSION: Smoke rises from the firework factory in Spain. Photo credit: Twitter / @adirecto

The explosion was reported at the Pirotecnia María Angustias company premises in Guadix, in the province of Granada in Andalucia.

The 112 Andalucia control centre warned people in the vicinity ‘not to be frightened’ as emergency services are on site.

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First reports indicate that there were six people working at the site at the time of the explosion, around 6.30pm, and emergency services have confirmed three deaths.

A plume of black smoke is hanging over the site.

The Guardix town hall has released a statement confirming: “A strong explosion has been felt in practically the entire city of Guadix.”

There was another incident at the premises in 2004 when a man and a woman lost their lives.

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