Nightclub fire kills at least 13 in Spain's Murcia

At least 13 people have been killed in a fire in a nightclub in Murcia in southeast Spain, Murcia's Mayor Jose Ballesta said in a press conference on Sunday (October 1).

Rescuers were still searching for people unaccounted for after the blaze, according to emergency services.

Earlier, Diego Seral, of Spain's National Police, told reporters the dead were found in the Fonda Milagros nightclub, one of three adjoining clubs, which had sustained the majority of fire damage, including the collapse of its roof, he added.

Police investigators were unable to access the site due to the high temperatures and danger of collapse.

Mayor Ballesta declared three days of mourning for those who had died. Flags were lowered to half mast outside Murcia's City Hall.

(Source: Reuters)

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