Fire breaks out in hotel in Sofia, claims a victim

A woman lost her life and two adults and two children were hospitalized after a fire broke out this morning in a large hotel in the center of Sofia.

The victim was in the room where the fire started, Commissioner Lyubomir Barov, deputy head of the capital's fire department, has told BNR. According to him, the two injured children are in a good condition and have been admitted to hospital "as a precaution".

The fire started on the third floor of the hotel, which has 70 rooms and was full. All guests were evacuated and the fire was extinguished. The causes of the fire are being clarified.

Meanwhile, it became clear that the woman who died was a Colombian citizen and the number of injured increased to 10 - all of them were admitted to hospitals, six of them are foreign citizens.

According to the head of the fire department, Chief Commissioner Nikolai Nikolov, there are currently no signs of intent in the fire, and it is most likely an accident. One of the hotel guests said: "It was very noisy, I heard an explosion, it was terrible. It lasted about two minutes. We all ran outside. The firemen arrived after five minutes and saved us.” /BGNES