Published time: 14 Aug, 2016 13:15Edited time: 14 Aug, 2016 13:28
A huge fire has erupted at a refugee center in central Germany, leaving at least 10 people injured, local media report. Twenty living containers are said to be engulfed in flames.
A huge pillar of smoke can be seen billowing into the sky from the refugee shelter’s yard in a video posted on YouTube. The center is located in the German state of Hessen on the territory of a small international airport in the city of Kassel.
Some 120 of the 800 asylum seekers accommodated at the center live in buildings affected by the fire, regional radio Funk fuer Hessen (FFH) reports, citing police.
Most of those injured are suffering from smoke poisoning, Bild reports, citing police sources.
Police have ruled out arson as a possible cause of the blaze, saying that the fire started inside the center, as reported by FFH.
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