A fire caused by fireworks leaves 5 dead in Peru

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  • The flames also caused six injuries, two of them with severe burns over 70% of their bodies

A fire caused by fireworks leaves 5 dead in Peru

Five people, including a minor, died and six were injured this Friday as a result of a fire caused by the explosion of pyrotechnics in the district of Ate, in the city of Lima, as reported by the Peruvian Minister of Health, Jorge López, from the scene of the incident. The health authority explained that two of the injured have serious burns with 70% of the body affected and that they have been transferred to the Ate hospital for emergency care.

The fire broke out in a house, which also functioned as a store for pyrotechnics, after an explosion that alerted the police. to the neighbors this Friday afternoon. Several units of firefighters arrived at the scene to control the flames and upon entering the place confirmed the death of five people, one of them apparently a girl who lived in the house. However, the fire brigadier, Giovanni Jácome, told RPP Noticias that the number of victims could increase, we are continuing the search and rescue issue. , we have mobilized a unit that is going to illuminate us in a better way”, given that the electricity has been cut to avoid a short circuit.

At this time of year, parties with pyrotechnics are popular in Peru due to the national anniversary, which is commemorated on the 28th, and other regional celebrations next August.

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