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At least one dead in fire at El Salvador Finance ministry

Monday, July 10, 2017


A fire has destroyed one of the buildings of El Salvador's Finance Ministry, killing at least one person.

The fire began on Friday afternoon on one of the lower storeys and spread to higher floors, where a number of people were trapped for nearly two hours.

Firefighters eventually controlled the blaze in the building.

Some 25 people have been taken to hospitals in the capital, San Salvador, to be treated for smoke inhalation and burn injuries. Some are seriously hurt.

Source: BBC