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Germany building fire leaves 3 people dead, 2 with life-threatening injuries

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BERLIN — A fire at a residential building in western Germany left three people dead and two others with life-threatening injuries Thursday, authorities said.

The blaze broke out during the night in a kiosk that was part of the building in Duesseldorf and spread to the entrance and second floor, the fire service said in a statement.

Firefighters stand in front of a residential building where a fire raged in Duesseldorf, Germany, Thursday May 16, 2024. AP
A general view shows the scene after an overnight explosion inside a kiosk killed three people and injured sixteen others in the western German city of Duesseldorf, Germany, May 16, 2024. REUTERS
Three people were killed in the fire in Duesseldorf, Germany on May 16, 2024. AP

Firefighters used ladders to rescue several people from balconies.

Sixteen people were taken to hospitals, the fire service said. The cause of the fire was unclear, according to police.

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