Murcia, Spain, Oct 2 (EFE).- Four people have been rescued as of Monday after a fire broke out at a nightclub in the Spanish city of Murcia, in which 13 people have lost their lives.
Police continue their search for a fifth missing person, while the death toll is expected to rise.
The fire started at the Fonda Milagros nightclub early Sunday and spread to two other establishments in the Las Atalayas entertainment district, a popular area in Murcia known for its nightlife.
The cause and origin of the fire remain unknown. According to the police, the structure of the affected building has been severely damaged.
DNA samples have been taken from the families of the missing to confirm the identities of the bodies found. Three of the victims have been identified by their fingerprints.
Apart from the 13 dead, 24 people were injured.
The fire in Murcia is the deadliest recorded in a nightclub in Spain since the 1990 tragedy in Zaragoza, where 43 people were killed.
The deadliest one in Spain’s history took place in a Madrid nightclub in 1983 in which 81 people lost their lives. EFE