Tragedy on Spain’s Costa del Sol as elderly man dies in house fire

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A 79-year-old man was killed in a house fire in Torremolinos, Spain. Credit: Google Maps.

TRAGEDY has rocked Spain’s Costa del Sol as an elderly man sadly lost his life in a house fire today. 

As reported by the emergency services, a fire broke at a property located on Avenida de Benalmádena in Torremolinos, Málaga this morning (January 11). Several residents had alerted the 112 emergency hotline to report that thick plumes of block smoke was billowing from a ten-story building, where they believed that a resident may have been trapped inside.

Upon being notified, several ambulances and the fire brigade arrived at the scene, where firefighters bravely battled the blaze. However, once entering inside an apartment which was ravaged by the blaze, they found the lifeless body of a 79-year old man. As Euro Weekly News understands, an investigation has now been launched to determine the cause of the fire.

Just one hour before, firefighters were called to a blaze which broke out at a five-storey apartment block in Calle Antonio Ferrandis in Nerja, Malaga. It is understood that all residents who lived inside the building were evacuated and although no residents were harmed, there has been significant damage to the premises and a dog sadly lost its life in the blaze. 

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