January 23, 2018
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fire at geriatric home in Córdoba, one dead, two injured

An elderly man has died and two others injured after a room caught fire inside a geriatric facility for the elderly in Córdoba. The incident took place in the “Vida Sana” old people’s home, sixty blocks away from the Coronel Olmedo neighbourhood, located in the south-east of the city.

The incident occurred at 7AM this morning.

According to head of Fire Department Gustavo Folli, the man who lost his life was Eduardo Osorio, aged 66. The others who were affected suffered 65% of burns on their bodies, and a third person had lesions on both arms.

One of the victims of the fire has been declared to be in intensive case, suffering serious burns which are endangering his lungs. Those who were injured during the fire were sent to the special Burns Institute, where another 13 elderly people from the home were also taken.

Causes of the fire currently remain unknown, according to police sources.

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