REPORTS have arrived at the Euro Weekly News desk that a five-year-old boy has died and several other people have been seriously injured in a house fire in Mallorca, Spain.
It is understood that the blaze broke out just before 1pm today (January 25) ripping through a property on Calle Sant Josep de Vilafranca in Vilafranca de Bonany.
As the fire was called in by multiple residents in the area, ambulances, several units of the Fire Brigade and patrols from the Local and National Police rushed to the scene. Firefighters bravely battled the flames to rescue the occupants inside the house, pulling out a child and two women.
It is reported that paramedics performed advanced CPR on the youngster for almost an hour, however despite their best efforts the child could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene. The two women, who local sources state are the child’s mother and grandmother, have been taken to Manacor Hospital where it is reported that they are in serious condition.
Two firefighters have also been admitted to hospital for severe smoke inhalation and as Euro Weekly News understands, another resident is also being cared for by psychologists after suffering an anxiety crisis when witnessing the fire. It is not yet known how the blaze started and an investigation will now be launched to determine its origin.