Firefighters in Argentina rescue footballer dangling from 11th-floor balcony while trying escape hotel fire (Video)

Firefighters in Argentina rescued a footballer from an 11th-floor fire at the Hotel de las Americas in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, May 25. 

Francisco Duarte, 21, a player for Rentistas de Uruguay, was forced to observe mandatory isolation for COVID-19 at the Hotel de las Américas when the fire broke out in his room.

 AP reported that Duarte hung from his balcony as he tried to escape before firefighters raced to get rescue the footballer, who had tested positive for COVID-19. 

Two other players from the Rentistas squad evacuated the building by their own means.

In a video released by the Buenos Aires City Hall, midfielder Francisco Duarte is hanging at the balcony of his room on the highest floor, where thick smoke was coming out.


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