Fire in German workshop kills 14

Nov. 26, 2012 at 1:09 PM

TITISEE-NEUSTADT, Germany, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A fire in a workshop for developmentally disabled people in southern Germany killed 14 people and injured seven Monday, police said.

The fire began in a storage area, a police spokesman said. The cause was not reported.

The workshop, operated by the German non-profit charity Caritas, employs about 120 people in the municipality of Titisee-Neustadt in the Black Forest area of the country, the German news agency DAPD reported. It said about 50 people were rescued from the burning, smoke-filled building.

A spokesman for the Baden-Wurttemberg state government said Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann and Interior Minister Reinhold Gall would travel to the scene of the fire.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
North Korea: Airport terminal is 'new face' of country
Texas AG Ken Paxton facing first-degree felony fraud charges
Kurds plan to carve state out of Iraq after fighting stops, leaders say
Anonymous calls for #MillionPersonMarch on Independence Day
Paraguayan song pays tribute to Pope Francis, goes viral