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22,000 evacuated after massive fire erupts at music festival in Barcelona

Director General of Civil Protection in Catalunya said that no injuries had yet been reported

IANS  |  Madrid 

Fire at Barcelona music festival. Photo: Twitter
Fire at Barcelona music festival. Photo: Twitter

Over 22,000 people have been evacuated from a festival in the city of after a massive on Saturday night, local emergency services said.

Pictures posted on social media showed festival goers running away from a stage engulfed by flames, Xinhua news agency quoted Sky News as saying.

The Director General of Civil Protection in Catalunya posted on Twitter that no injuries had yet been reported.

Pyrotechnics on the stage have been blamed, British newspaper Daily Mirror quoted media as reporting.

A video shared on social media shows how the blaze erupted in a matter of seconds as the speaker system was engulfed in fire, triggering music fans to run for safety.

The emergency procedure flashed on the stage screen as the flames erupted, according to Daily Mirror.

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First Published: Sun, July 30 2017. 11:04 IST
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