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Fire destroys hotel and houses in tourist island of Panama

Panama City, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A voracious fire destroyed today the facilities of the Paradise Hotel in Isla Colon, Panamanian province of Bocas del Toro, an area frequented by thousands of visitors due to its tourist attractions.

According to preliminary reports from the Fire Brigade, they are trying to put out the flames, which, early this morning, also damaged a restaurant and several buildings next to the lodging center.

The rescuers said that the fire began in a commercial establishment and then spread to the nearby hotel, so the rescue teams are looking for people trapped.

Colon Island is the largest territory of the Bocas del Toro archipelago and stands out as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Canal country, due to its beaches, crystal clear waters, water activities, rainforest, and lively nightlife.