Six Dead In Fire At Spain Retirement Home
Umer Jamshaid Published January 19, 2022 | 04:20 PM
Madrid, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Jan, 2022 ) :Six elderly people died and two others were seriously injured when a fire ripped through a retirement home near Valencia in eastern Spain, the emergency services said on Wednesday.
Ten ambulances rushed to the scene after the fire broke out around 11:20 pm (2220 GMT) Tuesday, with rescuers evacuating 71 people.
"I can confirm that a sixth person has died, another elderly person," an emergency services spokeswoman told AFP as the local authority declared three days of mourning.
The fire was raging when they arrived, consuming one wing of the residence, the emergency services said.
Local mayor Amparo Orts told Spain's RNE radio the wing affected by the blaze had been "very badly damaged" and it was not clear whether the residence would be able to continue operating.