No less than 17 folks have died and 12 others were injured in a hearth at a drug rehabilitation health center in Ecuador, government have mentioned.
Officers mentioned the blaze took hang after sufferers set mattresses on fireplace in a bid to flee the ability in Guayaquil – the rustic’s largest town.
Police leader Tania Varela mentioned the centre lacked the essential allows required to function. Makeshift remedy amenities are commonplace within the South American country.
In a observation, the Guayaquil fireplace division mentioned: “We be apologetic about the lack of 17 human lives on this tragedy, and we reject the negligence of the homeowners.”
Officials are hoping to query the homeowners and operators of the rehabilitation facility.