WAR IN SPAIN: Two Versions

First reports of a devastating fire in one of the many Leftist munitions plants established in Barcelona's suburbs leaked out of Spain last week through Perpignan, France. The fire and the resulting explosions were said to have killed 400 persons. Many workmen, thinking an air raid was on, took refuge in the plant's basement, where they were smothered. There was a hint that a Rightist espionage agent had been responsible for a telling blow to the Leftist munitions supply. Another version was that a careless laborer simply dropped an explosive shell.

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