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Deadly blaze at German disability workshop

Deadly blaze at German disability workshop
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Police in southern Germany are investigating the cause of a deadly fire at a charity workshop for disabled people.

It is thought the blaze broke out around 14h CET after an explosion in the roof.

Fourteen people were killed, seven injured and up to fifty others were rescued.

Freiburg police spokesman, Karl-Heinz Schmidt, said there were around 120 people working in the building at the time. “The city has never experienced anything like this before,” he added.

Police say there is no indication that it is a case of arson.

The factory in the small town of Titisee-Neustadt in the Black Forest is operated by the Caritas charity.