Barcelona: 20,000 evacuated as fire breaks out at Tomorrowland concert, 20 injured

A spectacular fire at a music festival in Spain forced the evacuation of over 20,000 concertgoers in Barcelona, the regional government said.

AP July 30, 2017 15:25:22 IST
Barcelona: 20,000 evacuated as fire breaks out at Tomorrowland concert, 20 injured

Barcelona: A spectacular fire at a music festival in Spain forced the evacuation of over 20,000 concertgoers in Barcelona, the regional government said.

Barcelona 20000 evacuated as fire breaks out at Tomorrowland concert 20 injured

Representational image. AP

Images showed towering flames consuming a large outdoor stage Saturday night at the Tomorrowland electronic music festival held at Barcelona’s Parc de Can Zam.

Barcelona firefighters said there were no serious injuries during the concert evacuation but the event’s private security treated 20 people for minor injuries or anxiety.

Firefighters are investigating the cause of the fire. The Tomorrowland website published a statement saying the “stage caught fire due to a technical malfunction.”

The festival in Barcelona was one of several offshoot events of a main Tomorrowland festival in Belgium. Organisers say the Barcelona event has been canceled following the fire.

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