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Fire in Bocas del Toro leaves two minors dead

Fire in Bocas del Toro leaves two minors dead

The fire was registered in the morning in the community of El Empalme in Bocas del Toro. The Public Ministry initiated the investigations.

Two minors lost their lives in a registered fire of a residence in El Empalme, in the province of Bocas del Toro, on the morning of this Saturday, October 2.

According to the Meritorious Fire Department, the victims were two girls, 8 and 14 years old. There was another 3-year-old girl at the scene, who is currently being held in the Changuinola Hospital due to high-grade burns.

The firemen arrived at the place, who controlled the situation, however, the minors were already affected by the fire.

In the images that circulate on social networks, you can see the residence, which is made of wood, burned.

The Public Ministry initiated the pertinent investigations and to determine the causes of the event and to define responsibilities.

For its part, the Ministry of Housing and Territorial Planning (Miviot) went to the place and raised the social report to provide housing assistance to this family, since the residence was consumed by fire.


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