13 Dead as Fire Engulfs Nightclubs Near Murcia, Spain. In a devastating incident that unfolded on the outskirts of the Spanish city of Murcia, a fire erupted. It claim the lives of at least 13 individuals dead as fire, according to authorities’ reports on Sunday. The blaze began at the Teatre nightclub in Atalayas, and updates were provided through social media platforms. They send clouded images of smoke and the nightclub’s charred exterior.
The fire was swiftly combated as 40 firefighters and 12 vehicles were dispatched by Murcia’s Emergency Coordination Center. It ignited in the early hours of Sunday morning. As the morning progressed, officials sadly reported the mounting death toll, with 13 fatalities and four individuals injured in the fire. Authorities expressed concern that the death toll might increase. They announced the deployment of a team of psychologists to support the grieving families.
Condolences to the victims’ families
Spain’s National Police conveyed their condolences to the victims’ families. The police informed the public that they had deployed forensic investigators to the scene. The fire particularly ravaged the Fonda nightclub, one of three interconnected clubs, causing the collapse of its roof, which complicated the search for victims. The authorities expected the identification of the deceased to be a time-consuming process as the exact origin of the fire remained elusive.
Mayor José Ballesta of Murcia recognized the ongoing efforts to ascertain the cause of the fire. He announced a three-day period of mourning for the deceased. Expressing his heartfelt support for the victims’ families, and issued an order for lowering the flags to half-mast outside Murcia’s City Hall.
Efforts to obtain a statement from Teatre Murcia were underway at the time of this report. This tragic incident serves as a somber reminder of the importance of fire safety measures and vigilance in crowded venues. As investigations continue to unravel the full extent of this heartbreaking event.