New Zealand Hostel Fire

New Zealand: Fire at hostel kills at least 10 people

At least 10 people have died in a massive fire at a four-storey hostel in New Zealand. The news agency AP has provided information about this incident by quoting Prime Minister Chris Hipkins.

At least six people are dead after a fire broke out overnight at a four-storey hostel in New Zealand, Prime Minister Chris Hipkins told the AM morning news programme: AP

— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2023

10 people died in Wellington

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins told the AM Morning News program that 10 people were confirmed dead in the Wellington fire and that the number was likely to be higher. Police said they did not yet have the exact number of dead.

What did the officers of Wellington Fire and Emergency say?

Nick Pyatt, district manager for Wellington Fire and Emergency, said 52 people were known to be trapped in the hostel, but the number could be higher. Pyatt said that I can say with sadness that this will be a huge incident. At this time, we are with the families of those who have been killed in this incident. He said that our personnel are engaged in the rescue operation and are trying to save the people trapped there.

Police said – will investigate the accident

At the same time, the police said that the cause of the fire is not clear and that they will investigate the matter with emergency officials. Let us tell you that the Loafers Lodge in Wellington is a reasonably priced location to stay. It has a total of 92 rooms.

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