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21 Aug, 2020 07:43

At least one person killed, multiple hospitalized, as Spanish hotel consumed by fire (VIDEOS)

At least one person was killed and 10 people were treated for smoke inhalation, four of which were hospitalized, after a major fire at a hotel in Puerto Banus, Spain.

Responding firefighters discovered the remains of a tourist in their room while carrying out a search of the building after the fire had been brought under control. A police spokesperson said the as yet unidentified man died “while trying to escape the flames.”

Some media are reporting guests were forced to leap from balconies following an explosion.

The blaze erupted shortly after 6am local time, amid multiple reports of flames reaching high above the Sisu Boutique Hotel. Eyewitness footage captured the intense inferno as it consumed the building.

Firefighters and other first responders arrived quickly on the scene and set up a security cordon as they battled to save the building. They managed to successfully quell the fire before it could completely incinerate the hotel and another nearby structure.

Marbella Mayor Angeles Munoz thanked first responders for their lightning fast response in controlling and extinguishing the blaze before it could spread and wreak further havoc.

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