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Cancun building fire leaves one dead

Cancun, Q.R. – A fire in a residential building in Cancun has left one injured and one dead.

The fire broke out in a luxury building at Punta Cancun at around 10:00 p.m. Saturday night. Emergency 066 received a call of a fire on the 15th floor of the complex with one person possibly trapped.

Fire units arrived on scene and were able to quickly gain control of the fire. One woman was reported injured with second degree burns while a 56-year-old-security guard died when he tried to leave the 15th floor in an elevator to get help. The man was later found deceased inside the elevator.

Officials say the fire was the result of a gas leak that caused a pipe to explode.

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