Two Killed and Two Wounded in Badajoz Farm Explosion

Two Killed and Two Wounded in Badajoz Farm Explosion
The incident occurred near the scenic town of Cabeza la Vaca - Image Source:

TWO MEN lost their lives and two others were seriously injured when a boiler exploded on a farm in rural Badajoz Province.

The tragic incident occurred on December 23rd in the rural Badajoz community of Cabeza la Vaca, located in the southwest of Spain about 60km from the Portuguese border.


The victims were a 56-year old local technician who was working on the boiler when it exploded and a 22-year old Sevillian man who was spending the Christmas holidays on the rural farm. The young man’s mother, a 46-year old woman, was rushed to hospital with serious injuries alongside a 16-year old boy who suffered facial wounds.

Guardia Civil is investigating the incident and has said that the technician was working on the boiler when it exploded. All victims were hit by shrapnel which has been identified as the cause of death and injuries. Investigators say it is unclear whether the boiler was tampered with prior to the tragic blast, but is understood the explosion was due to “pressure by very hot water”.

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Oisin is an Irish writer based in Seville, the sunny capital of Andalucia. After starting his working life as a bookseller, he moved into journalism and cut his teeth as a reporter at one of Ireland's biggest news websites. Since joining Euro Weekly News in November, he has enjoyed covering the latest stories from Seville, Spain and further afield - with special interests in crime, cybersecurity, and European politics. Anyone who can pronounce his name first try gets a free cerveza...


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