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Explosion in a hotel in Barcelona

A powerful explosion occurred Monday, August 16, in the Petit Palace hotel, located near the BoquerГ­a market in the Spanish city of Barcelona. It is reported by the publication
El Periodico.

The incident is being investigated by regional police, law enforcers do not consider the incident a terrorist act, however, they do not rule out the possibility.

Police of Catalonia specifies that as a result of the explosion no one was seriously injured, the building structures were not destroyed.

Photo correspondent Emily Putig reported that guests were evacuated from the hotel. The hotel itself is cordoned off by police.

“There was a loud explosion inside the Petit Palace Hotel. They are evicting the entire hotel,” he wrote on his Twitter.

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