A nightclub hearth in Spain claimed the lives of at the very least 13 folks in Murcia, and firefighters shared footage of them combating the blaze on social media.
Emergency crews are nonetheless trying to find folks unaccounted for after responding to the adjoining golf equipment early Sunday morning in Atalayas, the outskirts of town in southeast Spain.
“I feel we left 30 seconds to 1 minute earlier than the alarms went off and all of the lights went out (and) the screams saying there was a hearth,” one survivor, who was not recognized, advised Reuters. “5 relations and two buddies are lacking.”
The Fonda nightclub, one in every of three adjoining golf equipment, reportedly sustained the vast majority of the fireplace harm, together with the collapse of its roof. It’s the place the lifeless had been positioned, in accordance with Diego Seral of Spain’s Nationwide Police.
The collapse is making it troublesome to find victims. The place the fireplace began has apparently not been decided but, however a spokeswoman for the Teatre nightclub, Maria Dolores Albellan, advised reporters it originated in La Fonda, earlier than spreading to the 2 adjoining golf equipment.
Video shared by firefighters of Murcia reveals what seems to be crews in a bar, spraying the extraordinary flames forward of them. The collapsed roof and heavy smoke may also be seen within the footage.
Identification of the victims is anticipated to take time. The loss of life toll has risen steadily all through the day as the reason for the fireplace is being investigated.
Spanish media report a number of birthday celebrations had been happening when the fireplace broke out.
Murcia’s Mayor Jose Ballesta declared three days of mourning for many who had died. Flags have been lowered to half-staff outdoors Murcia’s Metropolis Corridor.
The fireplace, which reportedly began at 6 a.m., has been introduced underneath management.
4 folks had been taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.