At least Four people were killed, including several minors, and eight were injured in a fire in a building in Vigo in the early hours of this Wednesday. The fire affected number 6 Alfonso X Street, confirmed by 112 Galicia.
Emergency 112 received the notification around 4:00 am. a fire in the entrance of the building, where there are about 30 peopleas detailed by the CEO of the Security area, Patricia Rodríguez, and within five minutes of the warning the firefighters were already working to extinguish the fire, which they were able to control “effectively and as quickly as possible.”
Loss the injured were transferred to Povisa and Álvaro Cunqueiro hospitalsas confirmed by sources from the emergency device.
⭕️ACTUALIZACIÓN: Finalmente 4 persoas perderon a vida, todas elas menores de idade, e 8 feridos foron trasladados a diversos centros hospitalarios.
A maiores dos medios xa mencionados, tamén foron informados os psicólogos do @copgalicia, especializados en graves emerxencias.
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As reported earlier this Wednesday by 112 Galicia, Vigo Firefighters, National Police and Local Police are working at the Galicia Health Emergency-061 site. Psychologists from the Official College of Psychology of Galicia, specialized in serious emergencies, were also notified.
The councilor delegate of the Security area, Patricia Rodríguez, regretted the deaths and confirmed that There are four “youths”, three of whom are minors. Regarding the fourth deceased, he indicated that professionals have doubts that, “because of his physiognomy”, he is a teenager or over 18 years old.
The four who died, according to a police source, are them pending identification through fingerprints and DNA testsin addition to recognizing their relatives.
A dozen people were taken to the hospital
A Many people have been transferred to health centers due to smoke inhalation and other personal injuries. The remaining people affected by the fire are assisted by social and emergency services, they are rehoused and receive day care.
asked If the fire could have been intentional, Rodríguez asked that investigators be allowed to work. “It is true that these are situations where we are naturally very nervous, we are looking for culprits and people whose family and friends and those closest to us worry and think about these types of issues, but it is best to leave the working professionals”, argued.
The security delegate trusted that the mid-morning there are more official data on victims and research.