At least six people have died in the fire that broke out tonight in a well-known nightclub in Murcia, although the emergency services do not rule out that there are more deaths, since they are searching for several people whose whereabouts are unknown, as confirmed by the mayor. of the city, José Ballesta, and the emergency services. 112 has confirmed the six deaths and that another four people are injured in the accident declared at the Teatre nightclub.
The General Director of Security and Emergencies, Ricardo Villalba, is on site coordinating with the Murcia City Council the necessary means to manage this tragedy. The Vice President and Minister of the Interior, Emergencies and Territorial Planning, Jose Ángel Antelo, is expected to arrive at the site. Once the declared fire has been extinguished, efforts are being devoted to locating several people, six of them have died, others are missing. Likewise, it must be remembered that, so far, four people, two women aged 22 and 25 and two men aged 41 and 45, have been injured by smoke inhalation. Several fire crews from the Fire Extinguishing and Rescue Service (SEIS) of the Murcia City Council had gone to the scene trying to put out the fire. The firefighters requested the intervention of the helicopter from the General Directorate of Security and Emergencies.
A total of 12 fire vehicles and 40 personnel continue working, after putting out the fire, to secure the area after the fire that occurred at the Teatre nightclub, in Atalayas.
— Murcia City Council (@AytoMurcia) October 1, 2023
Emergency services confirm 6 deaths inside the Teatre nightclub.
They continue working to clarify the facts.
My deepest condolences to family and friends. https://t.co/P07hDhQWwD
— José Ballesta (@Ballesta_Murcia) October 1, 2023
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