At least 13 people have reportedly died in a fire in a nightclub in the east of Spain overnight.
The fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday morning in Teatre nightclub, Murcia.
Officials say rescuers are still searching for people missing after the blaze broke out and the death toll may rise.
💔At least six people have died in fire in nightclub in Murcia in southeast Spain.
The fire started at Murcia's Teatre nightclub around 06:00 local time. The death toll may rise as authorities search for missing people who were in the club at the time. Four people have been… pic.twitter.com/8iPnBw8jHk
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The fires reportedly tore apart three adjoining buildings. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
Mr Ballesta shared his “deepest condolences to family and friends” of the victims.
A local sports centre has been set up for psychological support and specialised help for victims.