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A bunch of travellers was shocked to find all of their belongings had been destroyed after their hostel in Guatemala had burned down, leaving them with no garments or passports to get dwelling.

Mafalda Vidigal, a Portuguese journey influencer who goes by @mafaldavidigal on TikTok, went viral on the app this week when she shared footage of the wreckage in a video with almost 20 million views. The vlogger stated she was attending a ship occasion with mates in Guatemala after they returned to search out their Mandalas Hostal in San Pedro la Laguna had burned down.

“POV: you’re at a ship occasion in Guatemala and are available again [to] discover your hostel burned down and also you don’t have a chunk of clothes to your title let alongside [sic] a passport to go dwelling,” she wrote over the video, which confirmed the hostel bed room coated in ash.

In a separate video, Vidigal and her mates had been seen dressed solely in bikinis as they rummaged by means of what was left after the hearth. She defined that they thought it was “safer” to depart their gadgets of their lodging, together with their passports, writing: “‘Women, let’s depart all the pieces within the room as a result of we’re gonna go to a ship occasion and it’s undoubtedly safer.’”

The ladies had been compelled to buy model new garments “in the midst of [their] backpacking journey” as a result of they solely had “a bikini and a telephone to [their] title”.

Vidigal shared with followers in a follow-up video that they had been in a position to receive short-term identification from an embassy. “Fortunately, we’re EU residents so we went to the Spanish embassy since there wasn’t a Portuguese embassy and so they gave us today doc, which we are able to solely use as soon as,” she stated, as she filmed herself boarding a aircraft. “We’re now going to the closest Portuguese embassy and hopefully getting all the pieces sorted.”

She joked, “Not less than we didn’t need to pack as a result of that’s actually all the pieces we personal,” as she filmed a small plastic bag with just a few gadgets inside.

As for the hostel, a GoFundMe marketing campaign for the Mandalas Hostal positioned on Lake Atitlan in San Pedro la Laguna confirmed photos of the harm from the hearth. A volunteer employee who arrange the fundraiser revealed that the constructing was “severely broken by a hearth” however everybody obtained out safely.

On 20 Might, the hearth unfold from the property subsequent door, demolishing a number of rooms and burning the highest two flooring of the constructing utterly. “The group is at present working intently with the visitors who had been staying on the hostel when the hearth came about to kind out any private belongings which will have been misplaced from the hearth,” the employee stated. “Happily, they had been in a position to evacuate everybody safely and none was bodily harm.”

As of Friday (26 Might), the hostel has raised $1,900 in direction of its $11,000 purpose.

In a TikTok remark, Vidigal shared that one of many backpackers she was travelling with was within the hostel on the time of the hearth, however “she obtained out in time”.

Many different TikTokers within the feedback part shared their help for Vidigal after shedding all of her belongings. “Oh my god I’m so sorry,” wrote one person, whereas one other stated: “I do know it doesn’t appear to be it now, however you’ll snigger about it in the future if everyone seems to be okay. I hope everyone seems to be and the hostel pets, too!”

The Unbiased has contacted Mafalda Vidigal for remark.

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