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World News | 1 dead, 10 injured in fire at refugee shelter in eastern Germany


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BERLIN, June 4 (AP) — One person was killed and 10 others were injured in a fire at a refugee shelter in eastern Germany early Sunday, local police said.

Police in the German state of Thuringia said a body was recovered from the burnt-out building after a fire broke out at a facility in the city of Apolda around 5 a.m.

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A 9-year-old child was reported missing, police said. They did not say whether the recovered bodies belonged to children.

A local government spokesman told German news agency dpa that the shelter, which housed 300 people, had been evacuated and residents were taken to another refugee center in nearby Hermsdorf.

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Police said 250 people were in the shelter when the fire broke out, with 10 injured and taken to a local hospital. Information about their condition was not immediately available.

An investigation to determine the cause of the fire is underway, dpa reported. (Associated Press)

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