By Isha Sesay • 27 January 2020 • 12:21
Emergency services at the scene of the blaze in Vilafranca. Credit: C.Viera.
THREE days of mourning has been declared after a 5-year-old child died in a house fire in Vilafranca de Bonany in Mallorca, Spain, on Saturday, January 25.
It is understood that the blaze broke out just before 10.30am, ripping through a property on Calle Sant Josep de Vilafranca. As the fire was called in, ambulances, the Fire Brigade and patrols from the Local and National Police raced to the scene with firefighters bravely battling the flames to rescue the occupants inside the house, pulling out the child and his grandmother.
Paramedics performed CPR on the youngster for almost an hour, however despite their best efforts he could not be saved. The grandmother was taken to Manacor Hospital with severe burns.
Two firefighters were also admitted to hospital for smoke inhalation with the 112 emergency department providing psychological help to the family, residents and close friends.
Saddened by the incident, Vilafranca City Council declared three days of mourning for the child where flags were flown at half mast on the Town Hall, where they said that they would do everything to help all those affected by the tragic incident. A statement read:
“On behalf of the town hall and the local community, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and express our full support should they need anything.”
As Euro Weekly News understands, the cause of the fire is currently being investigated.
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