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Fire at Spain retirement home kills two women

Image shows emergency serices' staff members and policemen near the building of a nursing home in Madrid's Aravaca district, after a fire killed two women and injured at least 10 other people. (Photo by AFP)

A fire that broke out in a Madrid nursing home early Sunday killed two women and injured at least 10 other people, Spanish emergency services said.

The blaze broke out at around 7 am (0600 GMT) at the residence which was home to around 40 people, Isabel Casado, a supervisor with Madrid's emergency services, said in a video posted on X, formerly Twitter.

One of the injured, a woman, was in critical condition due to burns while the others needed treatment for smoke inhalation, she added.

Firefighter Jose Luis Castillo said the fire started in a room on the first floor and the second floor became "flooded with smoke". "We had to evacuate the residents to a secure place," he added.

(Source: AFP) 

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