All four members of a family die in a house fire occupied bank branch from Barcelona. They were two adults, a three-year-old boy and a baby. Four other people who also used the accommodation office have been injured.
They managed to save themselves because they were able to go out into an interior courtyard. The deceased were trapped on the ground floor and firefighters were unable to rescue them due to the intensity of the flames.
The City Council knew of the vulnerable situation of the deceased family and since 2020 it provided them with food, schooling for the minor and pediatric care. The family had lived in the premises for a year and subsisted on the collection and sale of scrap metal.
The mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, points out: _ “We had come focusing mainly on the minors, to offer food aid -which they accepted-, medical follow-up, follow-up of the schooling of the older child. They were at that point of contact with social services. On the other hand On the other hand, we also know that there had been problems of coexistence and that on more than one occasion the Mossos d’Esquadra had come “_
There was a fight at two in the morning between the occupants of the branch. Although it occurred a few hours before the fire, At the moment it has not been established that there is a relationship between this and the fire, according to the authorities.