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Dozens of tourists are injured in a hotel fire in Mallorca after the fire breaks out in a room

Dozens of tourists are injured in a hotel fire in Mallorca after the fire breaks out in a room

  • About 670 people were evacuated from the 3-star hotel in Playa de Palma
  • 16 went to the hospital, at least one with burns and others with smoke inhalation
  • It is assumed that the fire started in a room on the first floor in the early hours of Tuesday
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Sixteen tourists were taken to the hospital and 51 others were treated for a smoke poisoning scene after a hotel fire in Mallorca.

About 670 people were evacuated from the three-star Hotel whala! -Beach Playa de Palma after the fire broke out in a room just after 5 o'clock this morning.

All six floors of the hotel had to be tidied.

As well as vacationers, a firefighter is also deemed to have been treated after suffering from heat exhaustion.

Ablaze: the three-star beach Hotel whala! In Playa de Palma it burns in the early hours of this morning after a fire broke out in a room

Ablaze: the three-star beach Hotel whala! In Playa de Palma it burns in the early hours of this morning after a fire broke out in a room

Rescue: two people are escorted to safety in a crane by a social worker with protective equipment

Rescue: two people are escorted to safety in a crane by a social worker with protective equipment

Rescue: two people are escorted to safety in a crane by a social worker with protective equipment

It was not immediately clear this morning whether the British were involved.

A spokeswoman for a coordination center for regional emergency services said at least one person had been taken to hospital with burns and others with smoke inhalation.

According to Spanish media, 67 people were treated for smoke poisoning, 16 of whom were admitted to hospital and another four went to a medical facility next to the hotel.

She said she could not provide information about the nationalities of those affected.

It is assumed that the fire started in a room on the first floor. There was an investigation into the cause today.

Emergency situation: people are standing outside the hotel - some wearing oxygen masks - with emergency workers and vehicles on site

Emergency situation: people are standing outside the hotel - some wearing oxygen masks - with emergency workers and vehicles on site

Emergency situation: people are standing outside the hotel – some wearing oxygen masks – with emergency workers and vehicles on site

People look at the hotel balcony while a counselor helps two of the guests get into a tap this morning

People look at the hotel balcony while a counselor helps two of the guests get into a tap this morning

People look at the hotel balcony while a counselor helps two of the guests get into a tap this morning

The hotel is located in an area of ​​Majorca that is most popular with Germans, although it receives good reviews online from Britons who have stayed there in the past.

Whala! Beach, near the marina in El Arenal at the end of Playa de Palma, describes itself on its website as a warm and friendly hotel.

The website says: & # 39; whala! Beach distinguishes itself from other all-inclusive hotels in Mallorca for the quality of its services and for its excellent beachfront location of one of the best beaches in Mallorca: El Arenal.

# Enjoy a well-deserved vacation at our hotel in Playa de Palma, with stunning views of the bay and complete services including a swimming pool, restaurant, pool table and terrace, all in a privileged location near the main recreational sites and locations in El Arenal. & # 39;

An on-site ambulance this morning with dozens of people waiting outside the hotel

An on-site ambulance this morning with dozens of people waiting outside the hotel

An on-site ambulance this morning with dozens of people waiting outside the hotel

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