One killed in hospital fire

One person was killed and several more injured in a fire in a hospital in the southern German state of Baden-Württemberg in the early hours of Friday morning. The dead patient has yet to be identified.

One killed in hospital fire
Photo: DPA

The fire broke out at around 2:15 on Friday morning in the small town of Ettenheim, police reported. Authorities have yet to offer an explanation of the cause.

The fire apparently started in a ward on the ground floor of the three-storey building. The body of the dead person was later found near this room.

The hospital was immediately evacuated – around 60 patients were moved into the city hall.

Fire fighters and Red Cross personnel subsequently helped to move five patients into other hospitals. Police said that the fire brigade managed to extinguish the fire relatively quickly.

The Local/DPA/bk

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