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Argentina: Fire in Buenos Aires leaves one dead, dozens injured February 1

Fire at hotel in Buenos Aires leaves one person dead and dozens injured February 1; traffic disruptions reported; blaze brought under control

02 Feb 12:34 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 2/1/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/1/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires). COUNTRY/REGION Buenos Aires

Event

A fire ignited at the Hotel Las Naciones in Buenos Aires, close to the Obelisco, on the afternoon (local time) of Friday, February 1, leaving at least one person dead and dozens of others injured. Firefighters and police responded to the blaze, causing traffic disruptions along Avenida Corrientes between Avenida Carlos Pelligrini and Calle Esmeralda, and have brought the fire under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Lingering traffic disruptions are possible near the scene over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Buenos Aires are advised to monitor developments to the situation and adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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