British tourists among injured at a hotel bar explosion in Tenerife

Three British tourists were among five injured after an explosion in a hotel pool bar on the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife, according to Skynews in London.

British tourists among injured at a hotel bar explosion in Tenerife

Three British tourists were among five injured after an explosion in a hotel pool bar on the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife, according to Skynews in London.

Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands;[1] it is also the most populated island of Spain, with a land area of 2,034.38 square kilometres (785 sq mi) and 898,680 inhabitants, 43 percent of the total population of the Canary Islands. Tenerife is also the largest and most populous island of Macaronesia.

About five million tourists visit Tenerife each year, the most of any Canary Islands. Tenerife hosts one of the world’s largest carnivals and the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is attempting to become a World Heritage Site. Tenerife is serviced by two airports, Tenerife North Airport and Tenerife South Airport, and is the tourism and economic centre of the archipelago.

A woman suffered serious burns to her face and scalp in the blast in Adeje, on the south-west coast of the island, on Friday evening.

An eight-year-old British girl was treated for neck burns and another man suffered minor abrasions during the explosion.

Two other women, aged 38 and 34, also suffered burns and were treated in hospital, El Mundo reported.

A Foreign Office (FCO) spokesperson confirmed it was investigating reports of British people being injured.

She said: “We are aware of reports of an incident involving British nationals.

“We are liaising with authorities and we stand ready with consular assistance.

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