Update 1 June: Diario de Avisos is reporting that the 12-year-old boy was so badly burnt that he has been transferred to the specialist unit in Seville hospital, the main burns centre in Spain. The paper says that the transfer was made at the request of specialists in Santa Cruz due to the gravity of his injuries, particularly the burns on his back. The other two boys are said to be slightly improved though still critically ill. Unofficial reports say that the boys got into the substation through a grille previously broken by copper thieves.
Original post 30 May: Three boys of 12, 15 and 16 were badly burnt around lunchtime today after being electrocuted inside an electrical substation next to the football field in Calle Chacerquen, Santa María del Mar. The incident happened at 12.40 and emergency services were called out: in all, three ambulances, bomberos, local and national police, and power company employees were involved in shutting off the electricity, rescuing them and ensuring their safe transfer to Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria. Police continue to investigate but the boys are said to be in critical condition.