Two dead, seven injured in Prague hotel fire

Jan 22, 2018, 01:33
Two dead, seven injured in Prague hotel fire

A hotel fire in Prague city centre has killed at least two people and injured dozens more.

Two people died in the fire and officials on Sunday said another two women had died of their injuries, bringing the total number of dead to four.

Of those hurt, five people were seriously injured, the Prague Emergency Medical Service said. Police say they were a man from Germany born in 1996 and a woman from South Korea born in 1997.

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The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Among the injured people, there are three Dutch, a Turk and a French, two of the injured remain in serious condition.

Prague ambulance spokeswoman Jana Postova added: "I can confirm we could not help two people".

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In total, 40 people were evacuated.

Prague fire brigade spokesman Martin Kavka told lidovky.cz on Saturday evening: "It's not burning anymore, but the hotel is still very hot smoky".

Prague mayor Adriana Krnacova, who was at the scene, expressed condolences for relatives of the victims.

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