German hospital fire leaves one dead and 19 injured

German hospital fire leaves one dead and 19 injured

One person has died and 19 more have been injured in a fire at a hospital in the western German city of Duesseldorf, officials say.

City authorities said that the fire broke out late on Monday at Duesseldorf’s Marien hospital.

A 77-year-old man died at the scene.

Duesseldorf fire service spokesman Christopher Schuster said seven people suffered serious injuries from smoke inhalation, four of them life-threatening.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

- Press Association

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