A MOTHER and her two children died when fire swept through their L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, fourth-floor apartment in Barcelona.
Her son, aged three, died with her in the fire, and, although firemen evacuated her daughter of six months, the child died hours later in hospital.
Emergency service sources later revealed that
two other occupants of the apartment, the children’s grandmother and aunt, survived the fire with minor injuries.
Initial investigations suggest that the fire was caused by a power overload, with too many appliances plugged into an adapter, disclosed the Mossos d’Esquadra, Cataluña’s regional police later revealed.
A police spokesman also stressed that there was no evidence of the family being “energy poor”.
There was no illegal electricity connection, and the family were not squatters, clarified L’Hospitalet’s Deputy Mayor, Frances Belver. “The family had a rent contract and a regular power supply,” he said.
Firemen explained afterwards that the apartment on the fourth floor of a block of six was full of highly-inflammable material, including furniture and mattresses.
“This was a violent fire that burned rapidly,” added the Deputy Mayor.
Cheap Flights to St.Petersburg, RussiaSt. Petersburg is the place miracles are made. Today, Russia’s second largest city is known for its stunning tsarist architecture, fashionable restaurants, shopping and electric nightlife, all set along the beautiful Neva River. But St. Petersburg is also the site of some of the most pivotal moments in Russia's history, most notably the Siege of Leningrad.
One of the most awesome spectacles you can see once you've stepped off a flight to St. Petersburg are the “white nights” that occur in the city in the summer. Find cheap flights to St. Petersburg in June and July and watch in awe as the city glows from the prolonged twilight. The sun never drops far enough below the horizon to create the usual nighttime darkness, so the city is constantly lit up under the miraculous white light.
Find cheap flights to St.Petersburg
Don’t keep shelling out for bad parking
Lifeguards in call for alcohol-free beaches, to save the swimmers
Scotland company wins €3.6m hydrogen project
New Liverpool flights to Tenerife this winter
Heroic Spanish officer rescues a US comrade