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Deadly fire hits detention centre at Amsterdam airport

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A fire at a detention centre at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport has killed 11 people and injured 15 more.

The Dutch news agency ANP said about 350 people were being held in the complex south of the capital, and the death toll could rise. The fire began shortly after midnight and was brought under control two hours later. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. The detention complex mainly housed suspected drug traffickers, police said, but it was also used to hold illegal immigrants before expulsion.