Fire breaks out in El Salvador’s Finance Ministry kills at least one person
SAN SALVADOR, Jul 8: A major fire broke out in El Salvador’s Finance Ministry killing at least one person, injuring 22 and prompting some inside to jump from the building before the blaze was extinguished, officials said.
A 57-year-old woman died, emergency services chief Jorge Melendez said, while another woman, who officials had previously said was dead, was resuscitated in hospital and remains in serious condition.
Earlier, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, El Salvador’s President, had said two people died, with 22 people injured.
Melendez said the cause of the yesterday’s fire was not known.
Video pictures showed one person jumping from the top of the building and landing heavily on a lower roof near the ground.