The seven injured in the explosion of La Rambla Nova, at home

The gas explosion at the Koyo restaurant on the Rambla Nova in Tarragona, after lunch on Sunday, resulted in seven injuries, five workers and two pedestrians.

Sources from the Department of Health and the two public hospitals in the city, Joan XXIII and Santa Teca, have reported this Monday that the seven admitted have been discharged throughout this morning. First there have been five and then the other two pending. All entered on Sunday afternoon with different injuries caused by the gas explosion that occurred shortly before 4:00 p.m. in the Koyo local, at number 26 of the Rambla Nova.

The gas explosion, which originated in the kitchen, caused a shock wave that affected seven people, five were near the source of the explosion (cooks) and two pedestrians who, when the windows of the restaurant's façade fell, were affected by these flaws.

The causes of this explosion, as the Diari has advanced this Monday morning, could be improper manipulation of a stopcock, which had been sealed hours before when the gas company detected a leak in one of the kitchens.

The hypothesis is one of those that Mossos d'Esquadra has on the table in the investigation that was opened as a result of this incident. The building, after an inspection by the municipal architect, would not have suffered structural damage, so the neighborhood is safe in the houses located above this Japanese food place.

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