SAO PAULO – A fire in a building in the eastern section of Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, killed at least three people – two women and a man – and injured six others, officials said on Wednesday.
About 20 Bolivian immigrants lived in the building, neighbors said.
The blaze broke out in the early morning hours and the cause has not been determined.
A body was found near the building’s entrance and two others were located while the flames were being extinguished, a fire department spokesman said.
The injured were taken from the building on Celso Garcia Avenue to nearby hospitals for treatment of burns and smoke inhalation.
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire, officials said.