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Germany: 5 injured as fire rips through Rottenburg refugee centre00:57

Germany: 5 injured as fire rips through Rottenburg refugee centre

Germany, Rottenburg am Neckar
September 7, 2015 at 23:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

Five people were injured in an arson attack on a refugee housing facility in Rottenburg am Neckar, Monday. People were injured after they tried to escape the flames.

Eighty people live in the temporary accommodation which has been constructed out of transit containers. Police are investigating the cause of the suspected attack.

Thousands of refugees entered Germany over the weekend, travelling from Hungary via Austria following German Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to declare Germany's suspension of the Dublin Regulation. The regulation states that migrants can only claim asylum in the country they first enter on European Union (EU) territory; with them potentially facing deportation should they try any other country. However, Germany is now permitting officers to process applications of asylum seekers even if they travelled through other EU countries first.

Authorities estimate that up to 800,000 people could apply for asylum in Germany by the end of 2015.

Germany: 5 injured as fire rips through Rottenburg refugee centre00:57
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Five people were injured in an arson attack on a refugee housing facility in Rottenburg am Neckar, Monday. People were injured after they tried to escape the flames.

Eighty people live in the temporary accommodation which has been constructed out of transit containers. Police are investigating the cause of the suspected attack.

Thousands of refugees entered Germany over the weekend, travelling from Hungary via Austria following German Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to declare Germany's suspension of the Dublin Regulation. The regulation states that migrants can only claim asylum in the country they first enter on European Union (EU) territory; with them potentially facing deportation should they try any other country. However, Germany is now permitting officers to process applications of asylum seekers even if they travelled through other EU countries first.

Authorities estimate that up to 800,000 people could apply for asylum in Germany by the end of 2015.

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