Ten people were killed in a fire in a residential building in Valencia

The death toll from the fire that caused devastating damage on Thursday a residential building in the Spanish city of Valencia increased from four to ten, the government delegate in the region reported this Friday.

“We can confirm that the scientific police found ten bodies and ten fatalities during an initial inspection,” Pilar Bernabé told the press.

The official information from Bernabé and the mayor of Valencia, María José Català, notes that no other people are missing in the incident. Firefighters and scientific police teams managed to gain access to the burned-out building to carry out rescue work and search for possible victims. Ten fatalities have been confirmed so far, including a couple and their two young children, as well as several injuries.

Rescue operations take place in a challenging environment as professionals assess the structural safety of the burned-out building before entering the building to search for potential additional victims.

In response to the tragedy, Valencia City Council has taken measures to provide immediate assistance to more than 400 affected residents. The Valencia Palace Hotel and the municipal tobacco building were set up to accommodate displaced people. We also offer the support of psychologists to help those facing this trauma.

Català assured that all the necessary resources have been deployed to help the affected families and provide them with the necessary support in this emergency situation. In addition, the President of the Generalitat, Carlos Mazón, announced three days of mourning throughout the Valencian Community as a sign of solidarity in the face of the tragedy.

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According to government delegate Pilar Bernabé, there is uncertainty about the identity of the victims, which complicates the investigation. The presence of foreigners among the non-residents increases the complexity of the process. President Pedro Sánchez traveled to Valencia to show the support of the government and the solidarity of the entire nation in the face of this tragedy.

The fire, which broke out yesterday around 5:30 p.m. It quickly spread throughout the seventh floor apartment. In less than an hour, the flames engulfed the entire building and spread to the adjacent block.

The emergency services treated fifteen people, including seven firefighters. Twelve of them were transferred to hospitals, three were treated on site and released. There are currently six people still hospitalized in local hospitals.


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