Updated February 23rd, 2024 at 10:55 IST

Spain: Massive Fire Engulfs 2 Residential Buildings in Valencia, 7 Injured | Horrific Visuals Emerge

The fire began in the early evening and spread to an adjacent building

Reported by: Srinwanti Das
Spain Fire: Massive Blaze Engulfs 2 Residential Buildings in Valencia, 7 Injured | Horrific Visuals Emerge | Image:AP
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Valencia Fire: A fire engulfed two residential buildings in the eastern Spanish city of Valencia on Thursday, injuring at least seven people, officials said. Firefighters rushed to the scene in the city centre, where flames could be seen bursting from windows of the 14-story residential building where the blaze apparently started. Residents could be seen trapped on balconies waiting for rescue. The fire began in the early evening and spread to an adjacent building, state news agency Efe reported. Initial emergency service reports said there were at least seven people injured.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained | Image: AP

A firefighter was also seen leaping onto an inflatable mattress after successfully rescuing two people from the Valencia building fire.

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Firefighters rushed to the spot | Image: AP

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez posted a tweet on the X platform, saying he was “shocked by the terrible fire in a building in Valencia,” adding that he had offered the city “all the help that is necessary.”

“I want to convey my solidarity to all the people affected and recognition to all the emergency personnel already deployed at the scene,” Sánchez said.

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Published February 23rd, 2024 at 07:30 IST