Hotel fire in Prague: four dead and dozens injured | World news


Two other people died of their injuries after two more died and dozens were injured in a fire at a hotel in central Prague.

The fire at the Eurostars David Hotel began around 7 p.m. local time (6 p.m. GMT) on Saturday.

Two people died in the blaze and officials said on Sunday that two other women had died from their injuries, bringing the total death toll to four.

Nine people were taken to hospital with serious injuries, said Jana Postova, a spokeswoman for the Prague emergency services.

“Unfortunately, we couldn’t help two people,†the Prague Emergency Medical Service said on Twitter shortly after the fire.

The hotel is located just one block from the Vltava River and close to the National Theater, in the Prague2 district, popular with British tourists.

Four people died in the Prague fire

Police said the two people who died at the scene were a 22-year-old German and a 21-year-old woman from South Korea.

No further details on the two people who died from their injuries were available.

The nine people treated at the hospital included people from the Netherlands, Turkey and France.

Relief officials said earlier that 40 people were injured.

It is believed that they were primarily treated for smoke inhalation at the scene and were not taken to hospital.

The mayor of Prague Adriana Krnacova, present at the scene, expressed her condolences to the relatives of the victims.

The cause of the fire was not clear.


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