Saturday, 8 July 2017

Fire at El Salvador Finance Ministry kills two

At least two people have been killed and 22 people injured in a fire at El Salvador's Finance Ministry building.
The first victim was a male employee at the ministry who died from smoke inhalation and burns while on the fifth floor of the building, according to emergency services spokesman Carlos Fuentes.

Firefighters inside the Finance Ministry building in El Salvador. Pic: @BomberosES

A female union worker has also died.

The fire is believed to have started on the fifth floor of the nine-storey building.

A military helicopter rescues people trapped on the roof of the Ministry of Finance by an intense fire in San Salvador, on July 7, 2017

Around 50 people were evacuated from the building and 25 were taken to hospital with smoke inhalation or burn injuries, Mr Fuentes added.
Three of the injured are in a serious condition.

Mr Fuentes said that some people were injured after jumping from the building.

Workers are helped by rescuers at the ministry of treasury building during a blaze in San Salvador, El Salvador, July 7, 2017

The blaze has now been extinguished and nobody is trapped inside.

Salvador Sanchez Ceren, El Salvador's President, has arrived at the scene to speak with emergency services and victims.

SKY     News.

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