At least five dead and many injured in a fire in Buenos Aires
(CNN Spanish) – Alberto Crescente, director of the Emergency Medical Care System (SAME), told local media, Thursday, that a fire broke out in an apartment building in the city of Buenos Aires, which has so far killed five people and injured 25 others.
According to information from the city’s Ministry of Security, the building that caught fire is located at 1022 Ecuador Street, in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
In total, 30 people were helped, 19 of whom were transferred to various health centers in the city of Buenos Aires.
The Buenos Aires City Department of Security detailed that the fire started around 5 a.m. ET in an apartment on the seventh floor of the 14-storey building.
According to the information, the three deceased minors were located on the seventh floor of the building, and although they were taken alive by the rescue forces, they had already died when they reached Gutierrez Hospital, where they were taken.
“The five deceased persons, three minors and two women, were rescued by city firefighters alive and unconscious, due to the tasks performed in the first place. These people were handed over to the same medical personnel. Unfortunately, the deaths later arrived at the respective hospitals” , said Deputy Commander Pablo Giardina, of the city’s fire department.
The fire was brought under control around 7 a.m. EDT and about 25 ambulances were dispatched to the scene.