At least 12 people killed as fire hits plantation in Northern Venezuela

# 09:45
24 January 2020

At least 12 people have died and 13 more were taken to hospital following a fire that hit a plantation in the northern part of Venezuela, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The blaze erupted on Thursday afternoon at a sugar cane plantation in the Venezuelan state of Aragua, the news outlet Pitazo reported.

The list of hospitalised people includes three children in critical condition. They were sent to the Central hospital of Maracay and to San José.

Firefighters and civil defence officers are working at the scene of the incident.

​At the moment there is no information about the cause of the tragedy.