Four children are burned to death in ‘arson attack’ inferno at Spanish apartment block days after ‘man was kicked out of flats for starting ground-floor fire’
Four children burned to death in ‘arson attack’ in Spanish block of flats days after ‘man kicked out of flats for setting fire on ground floor’
- The fire broke out around 4 am today in a residential building in Vigo
Four children have died and several others have been injured in a fire in a four-storey apartment block in the Spanish city of Vigo.
Regional emergency responders confirmed this morning that all of the people who died in the tragedy were minors. It is not yet known how old they were.
It is learned that eight people have been sent to the hospital.
The fire broke out around 4am this morning in the residential building, said to house five houses on each of its four floors, in a neighborhood called As Travesas.
A government-run regional emergency response coordination center said in an initial tweet: “Several people have lost their lives and others have been injured in the flames.”
Four children have been killed and several others injured in a fire in a four-storey apartment block in the Spanish city of Vigo.
Emergency services on the scene in Vigo. The fire broke out around 4 am today in a residential building
In a subsequent message posted on social networks, it is said: “Four people have lost their lives, all of them minors.
“Eight people were sent to different hospitals.
“Psychologists who are specialists in major emergencies have been mobilized.”
The mayor of Vigo, Abel Caballero, is said to have headed to the scene.
Damage to the four-story building in Vigo. The building is said to house five houses on each of its four floors, in a neighborhood called As Travesas
A firefighting team at the scene of the fire. It is learned that eight people have been sent to the hospital
The fire has been brought under control and police forensics experts have cordoned off the building where the fire broke out, so they can carry out an inspection when the temperatures have cooled.
Vigo is famous for its Christmas lights. Last year 11 million LED lights were installed on more than 400 of its streets.
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