Elderly woman ‘restrained in bed’ dies in fire at old folks home in Spain

BLAZE: Firefighters tackled the flames in the woman's room (File photograph) BLAZE: Firefighters tackled the flames in the woman's room (File photograph) Shutterstock

AN 88-year-old woman has died in a residence for old folk in Spain after being ‘trapped’ in her bed as fire engulfed her room.

The home says the woman was ‘immobilised in bed with a special support’ for her own safety.

Firefighters were called to tackle the blaze that was confined to the woman’s room at the Los Almendros residence in Cartagena In Murcia, southern Spain, but could not save her life.

Paramedics attended to several cases of smoke inhalation at the scene.

Police are investigating but have not yet determined what started the fire.

The Los Almendros centre opened in 2000. More than 70 people live in its residential area, and there are 40 people in sheltered apartments for the elderly.

Karl Smallman

Share your story with us by emailing newsdesk@euroweeklynews.com, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page.

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

Posting comment as a guest.
0 Characters
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location

Poll of the Week

Do you think it’s important to speak Spanish, living or holidaying in Spain?

New online edition graphic

© 2018 EWN Media Group, Avenida Ramon y Cajal 54, Edificio River Playa, Local 2, 29640 Fuengirola, Malaga, Spain. Telephone: +34 951 38 61 61. No part of this website may be reproduced without written permission from the publishers. All rights reserved. Todos los derechos reservados. 
Privacy Policy - Legal Notice - Cookies