Tue, 27 Nov 2012 04:15:00 GMT | By IANS

14 killed at workshop for disabled in Germany

The blaze occurred at the workshop, which employs some 120 specially-abled workers for jobs in metal and wood processing or electrical assembly


14 killed at workshop for disabled in Germany (© AFP)

Berlin: At least 14 people died and seven injured in southern Germany after a fire broke out at a workshop for disabled people, police said on Monday.

The blaze occurred at the workshop, which employs some 120 specially-abled workers for jobs in metal and wood processing or electrical assembly, at the small town of Titisee-Neustadt, in the Black Forest in Germany, Xinhua reported. Three others were reported missing after the blaze, police said.

The fire was put out after a major deployment of fire and rescue services was called in from all neighbouring regions in an intensive operation. But the cause of the fire still remained unknown, said a police spokesperson.

According to earlier reports, police said the fire was caused by an explosion in a storage room, while investigation on the cause of the explosion was still underway. There were some 50 people working inside the workshop at the time of the accident.

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