Peru Mall fire leaves at least 4 dead

View of smoke from the fire occurred Wednesday at the Mall Larcomar in Lima. | Photo: EFE

At least four people were killed Wednesday in a fire in a shopping center of Peru, an incident that occurred shortly before a meeting of leaders and heads of Government of the Forum of Asia-Pacific economic cooperation (APEC).

The fire occurred in the Mall Larcomar, one of the busiest of Lima and belonging to the Chilean group Parque Arauco. 


HOPING NOBODY GOT HURT. #Larcomar a video posted by rogerloayza (@rogerloayza) 16 Nov, 2016 (s) 7:29 PST the Peruvian President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, expressed his “sorrow and solidarity” with the families of the victims. “This regrettable fact requires a thorough investigation,” said the President through the social network Twitter.

Meanwhile, the Interior Minister, Carlos Basombrío, said that according to research “there is no indication” of the fire have been caused intentionally. “This has no relationship with the situation of APEC”, he said.

The first Minister Fernando Zavala said that early investigations show it was for a short.

> 13 people die after fire in New Delhi the Chief of police of Lima, the general Hugo Begazo, confirmed the death of two men and two women.

The Prosecutor, Pablo Sánchez, announced the start of a thorough investigation by the fire.

#LoÚltimo: Prosecutor Announces investigation to determine causes of tragedy in #Larcomar – public prosecutor (@FiscaliaPeru) November 17, 2016 front Larcomar lies the Marriott hotel, where local media reported it would stay United States President Barack Obama, who came to Lima Friday. The U.S. Embassy declined to comment.

In addition to Obama expected the presence of the Presidents of China and Russia and the Prime Minister of Japan, among others.

Larcomar said in a statement that the causes of the fire are being investigated and that originated in one of the cinemas of the UVK Multicines firm.