At least two people killed in fire at El Salvador finance ministry


At least two people have been killed after a fire destroyed one of the buildings of El Salvador’s Finance Ministry.

The fire is thought to have burned about four floors of the 10-story office building in the country’s capital of San Salvador.

Around 50 people were evacuated from the burning building including two that were rescued by helicopter from the roof.

Video footage showed one person falling from the top of the building, the emergency services said the man was in grave condition in hospital.

Emergency services spokesman Carlos Fuentes said a few people had jumped from the fifth and sixth floors of the burning building and suffered injuries.

He added that 25 people were taken to hospital for treatment for burns and smoke inhalation.


World News


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