Barcelona sports center collapse kills at least 3

January 24, 2009 14:54


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Spanish officials said Saturday that part of a sports center collapsed in high winds, killing at least three children and trapping and injuring others in the northern city of Barcelona. An official with the region's Interior Ministry said "many children" are trapped in the debris, without offering specific figures. She spoke on condition of anonymity under agency rules. The local newspaper La Vanguardia reported that 16 other people were injured. It did not say how many were children. Freak weather conditions have cause winds to gust to 160 kph (100 mph) in many places throughout Spain.

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