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Germany: At least 19 injured in fire at refugee centre

Germany, Kassel-Calden
August 14, 2016 at 19:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

A fire broke out at a refugee shelter in the former Kassel-Calden airport, in Hesse, on Sunday, injuring up to 19 people as some of the residents suffered from smoke inhalation.

The fire department reported that around 20 containers being used to accommodate refugees set alight, and huge amounts of smoke can be seen coming from the shelter. The cause of the fire is, as of yet, unclear, though the police have reportedly ruled out arson, saying that the fire started inside.

According to the police, the former airport, which currently houses around 800 people, is used as an initial place to house refugees upon arriving in Germany.

There have been over 600 attacks on refugee shelters in Germany in 2016 alone, most of which have been committed by far-right groups, according to a recent police report.

Germany: At least 19 injured in fire at refugee centre00:59
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A fire broke out at a refugee shelter in the former Kassel-Calden airport, in Hesse, on Sunday, injuring up to 19 people as some of the residents suffered from smoke inhalation.

The fire department reported that around 20 containers being used to accommodate refugees set alight, and huge amounts of smoke can be seen coming from the shelter. The cause of the fire is, as of yet, unclear, though the police have reportedly ruled out arson, saying that the fire started inside.

According to the police, the former airport, which currently houses around 800 people, is used as an initial place to house refugees upon arriving in Germany.

There have been over 600 attacks on refugee shelters in Germany in 2016 alone, most of which have been committed by far-right groups, according to a recent police report.

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