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8 dead in blaze at Czech asylum for mentally ill

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:49 PM, 19 January 2020  

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At least eight people died and seven were injured after a fire broke out at an asylum for the mentally ill in the western Czech Republic in the early hours of Sunday morning, rescuers said. 

The fire in the northwestern town, on the border with Germany, of Vejprty broke out early Sunday around 5 am (0400 GMT). 

“I can confirm a tragic fire with eight dead and seven injured people,” emergency services spokesman Prokop Volenik told AFP.

Volenik said it was too early to talk about the causes of the blaze.

He added seven ambulance units including two German ones had been deployed in the small Czech village of Vejprty on the German border some 100 kilometres (60 miles) northwest of Prague.  

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