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Barcelona fire kills family of 4, including 2 children


A fire in part of a building occupied by squatters in central Barcelona killed four members of one family, including two children aged 1 and 3, in the early hours of Tuesday.

MADRID – A fire in part of a building occupied by squatters in central Barcelona killed four family members, including two children aged 1 and 3, in the early hours of Tuesday, said a local government spokesperson.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze after rescuing four other people, who are being treated for smoke inhalation, the Barcelona city hall spokeswoman said. She said you don’t think you’re trapped inside anymore.

An alert regarding the fire was received at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, she said. The floor where the family died was once the offices of a bank but had been squatted, a practice some vulnerable families resort to when they cannot afford their accommodation.

Neither spokesperson was allowed to be identified by name in media reports.

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