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1 dead, 19 people injured in German hospital fire

/ 04:23 PM September 10, 2019
1 dead, 19 people injured in German hospital fire

Firefighters stay in front of the ‘Marien Hospital’ (St. Mary’s Hospital) in Duesseldorf, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Officials say one person has died and 19 more have been injured in a fire at a hospital in the western German city of Duesseldorf. (Sascha Rixkens/dpa via AP)

BERLIN — Officials said one person has died and 19 more have been injured in a fire at a hospital in the western German city of Duesseldorf.

City authorities said Tuesday that the fire broke out late Monday at Duesseldorf’s Marienhospital.

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A 77-year-old man died at the scene.

Duesseldorf fire service spokesman Christopher Schuster said seven people suffered serious injuries from smoke inhalation, four of them life-threatening.

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The cause of the fire is being investigated. /kga

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