Four dead and at least 21 injured in nursing home fire in western Germany

4 March 2024, 09:04

Germany Nursing Home Fire
Germany Nursing Home Fire. Picture: PA

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Four people died and at least 21 were injured in a fire at a retirement home in Bedburg-Hau in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, German news agency dpa has reported.

A firefighter and a police officer were also injured and taken to a hospital, police said.

In addition to those who were confirmed to be injured, 46 other residents were evacuated and were being examined for possible injuries, dpa reported.

Germany Nursing Home Fire
Police and fire department personnel stand by a retirement home after a fire broke out (Christoph Reichwein/dpa via AP)

The fire, which broke out during the night, has been doused, but firefighters are still working at the scene, it said.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

By Press Association

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