31 Oct, 2023 @ 12:49
1 min read

Elderly man cheats death after explosion rips through top floor of home on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Elderly man cheats death after explosion rips through top floor of home on Spain's Costa Blanca
Orihuela Policia Local image

A MAN, 82, escaped with just leg burns after an explosion ripped through the top floor of his Orihuela Costa home on Tuesday morning.

Neighbours got him to safety via the balcony of his duplex property on Calle Osa Mayor at La Florida- an area popular with expat residents from the UK and across Europe.

The blast is believed to have been caused by an electrical appliance at around 7.50am, but that is subject to confirmation by investigators.

The explosion shattered the balcony window with black smoke billowing out of the property.

The man- of undisclosed nationality- lived with two women in the duplex, who were downstairs when the blast happened.

The resident was stretchered down by a fire crew from his neighbour’s terrace and had suffered significant burns to his legs.

Two Orihuela Policia Local officers were treated for smoke inhalation.

The fire was brought under control by 9.00am.

Madrid Fusión In Spain 29 Mar 2022
Previous Story

DIE BESTEN KÖCHE DER WELT/ Warum schlägt Spanien Italien, Japan und sogar Frankreich in der Restaurantkritik immer wieder zu Brei? Großartige Zutaten und die ‘berühmten Fünf’, schreibt Jon Clarke

Next Story

Zweitwohnsitz: Die meisten ausländischen Immobilienkäufer in Spanien entscheiden sich für einen Zweitwohnsitz, aber einige Nationalitäten tun dies mehr als andere.

Latest from Costa Blanca

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press