A BENIDORM street was showered with glass as the windows of a seventh floor apartment were blown out by a gas explosion.

The shocking scenes happened on Friday, February 11, at 6:40pm as people walked by on Avenida Juan Fuster Zaragoza.

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DEVASTATION: Image courtesy of Benidorm Fire Brigade

Firefighters confirm it was a gas buildup that caused the explosion, in the Rincón de Loix area of the city.

Several windows in the apartment were broken and neighbours were evacuated from the building.

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GAS BUILD-UP TO BLAME: Image courtesy of Benidorm Fire Brigade

It is believed gas had accumulated in the apartment following a leak or the resident’s neglect.

Reports confirm that no-one was hurt or injured, but ‘considerable damage’ was caused to the fabric of the 11-storey block.

Four fire engines, several ambulances, Local & National Police attended the scene, with work later carried out to secure the building’s balcony. 

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