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Firefighters work at Teatre nightclub, which witnessed a deadly fire in Murcia, Spain.
At least seven people were killed and four others were injured in a fire that broke out early Sunday morning in a nightclub in the city of Murcia, Spain, local authorities said.
The Murcia emergency services website said that the injured were two women, aged 22 and 25, and two men, aged 41 and 45, and all of them were taken to hospital due to smoke inhalation.
Emergency services are still at the scene searching for more victims. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
“I am worried and appalled by the news coming from there (Murcia). Emergency services continue to work,” the head of the Murcia region posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Emergency services were dispatched at the time of the accident, and local firefighters requested helicopter intervention from the General Directorate of Security and Emergency, later adding that ground resources were sufficient to extinguish the fire, the emergency services said.
Emergency services said: “The Director General of Security and Emergency, Ricardo Villalba, is coordinating on site with the Murcia City Council on the means necessary to manage this tragedy.”
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“Vice President and Minister of the Interior, Emergency and Regional Planning, José Ángel Antelo, is expected to arrive at the site,” they added.
Murcia Mayor José Ballesta told Channel
Murcia City Council said on Sunday that a press conference was scheduled for 12.30pm local time on Sunday to address the incident.
An information zone for relatives of the victims has been set up in the nearby Palacio de los Deportes, where a team of psychologists will be assigned to provide assistance.
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