A tragic fire broke out in a nightclub in the Spanish city of Badajoz, resulting in at least seven fatalities. The incident occurred early Sunday morning, according to local authorities.
The fire started around 6 a.m. local time in the nightclub located in the city center. Emergency services were immediately dispatched to the scene, where they discovered seven bodies.
"Upon arrival, we found seven people who had lost their lives due to the fire," said a spokesperson for the local fire department.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but initial reports suggest that it may have started due to an electrical fault. The club was reportedly full of patrons when the fire broke out, leading to a chaotic scene as people tried to escape the flames.
Local authorities have launched an investigation to determine the exact cause of the fire and to identify the victims. The nightclub has been cordoned off as investigators work to gather evidence.
"This is a tragic incident, and our thoughts are with the families of the victims," said the Mayor of Badajoz.
Further details are expected to be released as the investigation progresses.