28/12/2013 09:06 GMT | Updated 28/12/2013 11:13 GMT

Tenerife Explosion Injures British Mother And Daughter In Adeje

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TENERIFE, SPAIN - MARCH 25: Wave breakers and artificial reefs at the beach of Los Cristianos, Costa Adeje on March 25, 2011 in Tenerife, Spain. Tenerife is the biggest of the canary islands and because of its warm climate and vulcanic landscape an all year long holiday destination. Tenerife is home of Spains highest mountain Pico del Teide (3718 m). (Photo by EyesWideOpen/Getty Images)

An explosion in a hotel on Tenerife has injured three British people, including an eight-year-old girl and her mother.

The woman was taken to hospital with severe burns to her face and scalp following the blast in the Bahia Principe hotel in Playa Paraiso on the south-west coast of the island on Friday afternoon.

Her eight-year-old daughter suffered neck burns in the incident, on the south-west coast in Adeje, and a man was treated for minor abrasions, the local government of the Canary Islands said in a statement.

Local reports suggested the blast may have been caused by a beer canister.

Two other women, aged 38 and 34, were also treated for minor burns in hospital. The 38-year-old woman was described as a Belgian national.

The 34-year-old woman with was reported to be a Spanish national.

A spokesman said: "At 4.09pm on Friday emergency services were called to an explosion in a machine in a poolside bar at a hotel in Playa Paraiso, in the town of Adeje, with several people suffering from burn injuries.

"Emergency resources were immediately mobilised. Fire crews attended to inspect the zone but their intervention was not necessary."

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We are aware of reports of an incident involving British nationals and are talking to local authorities. We stand ready to help if needed."

Adeje is a popular holiday resort, with nearby sand beaches such as Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos particularly well-known to British tourists.

The area boasts a lively night-life in addition to golf clubs, zoos and other leisure activities such as go-karting, fishing, sailing and dolphin and whale watching.

Enjoying year-round good weather, the Canary Islands receive thousands of British holidaymakers during the cold winter months.