Fire in German refugee shelter kills 1, hurts 7
Berlin: An asylum seeker was killed on Wednesday and seven suffered smoke inhalation after a fire hit a refugee shelter in Germany, with police still investigating the cause.
The blaze broke out overnight in a ground-floor unit of the shelter located in a former US army barracks in the southern city of Bamberg, police said.
"Emergency services discovered a lifeless body in the apartment," said a police spokesman, without providing any personal details about the victim.
Another 15 residents suffered smoke inhalation, and seven of these had to be taken to hospital for treatment.