Fire in Buenos Aires causes five deaths and 35 injuries | News
Argentine authorities reported this Thursday that a fire that occurred in the early hours of this Thursday in a building located in Buenos Aires left a balance of five dead and 35 injured.
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The director of the Emergency Medical Care System (SAME), Alberto Crescenti, pointed out that “unfortunately there are five deceased people, three minors and two women.”
He noted that the fatalities died during the transfer to the hospital after being rescued with vital signs by rescuers and firefighters.
About the injured, three of whom are firefighters, he explained that four minors are under observation and a 53-year-old adult is intubated in intensive care.
The Deputy Commander of the Fire Department of the Argentine capital, Pablo Giardina, assured that the troops managed to stop the expansion of the fire and control the affected area.
At the same time, Giardina said that the gas service was interrupted in all the houses on the street to avoid possible explosions and even more serious consequences.
The accident occurred in a 14-story building located on Ecuador Street near Córdoba Avenue, in the La Recoleta neighborhood. Its origin was reported in the sixth level, from where it expanded to the seventh. The causes are still being investigated.
More than 20 ambulances arrived at the site to supply oxygen to people who inhaled smoke. It also transpired that at least 18 people were taken to the nearest hospital facilities.