The number of dead in the fire that broke out at dawn in a Teatre nightclub in Murcia, in southern Spain, rises to nine. After extinguishing the flames, rescuers are now in the rubble of the disco to search for the bodies of the different people who are missing. In particular, there is no news of some members of a group of friends who were celebrating a birthday last night.
At the moment there are also 4 injured: two women aged 22 and 25 and two men aged 41 and 45, all intoxicated by smoke. The cause of the flames that have been extinguished is still unclear. On behalf of the government, Vice-President Yolanda Diaz intervened on X: "We are following with concern the news of the tragedy in Murcia. My love to all those affected and my condolences to their families."
Extinguido disco fire atalayas area, seguimos trabajando en la zona. pic.twitter.com/U1DnRjDRor
— Bomberos Murcia (@BomberosMurcia) October 1, 2023
Murcia's nightclub caught fire again in 2009
The fire that broke out in Murcia is not the first to hit the disco: already in June 2009 some cables of the façade caught fire, forcing the evacuation of the club. Also this time everything suggests that the cause of the disaster may have been a short circuit, however according to the firefighters we must wait for further examinations to be sure. It seems that the flames spread to the ground floor and then caused the collapse of the ceiling on people in a short time. Meanwhile, the region of Murcia has declared three days of mourning.
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