17 die in fire at Ecuador drug rehab clinic

QUITO:  A minimum of 17 individuals died and 12 others had been injured in a hearth on Friday at a drug rehabilitation clinic in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest metropolis, authorities mentioned.

The fireplace began when sufferers set mattresses ablaze to attempt to escape from the clinic, which lacked the mandatory permits, in response to Tania Varela, the chief of police within the poor space of the town the place the incident befell.

“We remorse the lack of 17 human lives on this tragedy, and we reject the negligence of the homeowners,” the Guayaquil fireplace division mentioned in an announcement.

Police are searching for the arrest of the homeowners and operators of the clinic.

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