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Fire at workshop for disabled kills 14

2012-11-26 17:52

Berlin - Firefighters say a fire at a workshop for disabled people in southwestern Germany has killed 14 and injured at least six others.

Markus Straub, a spokesperson for local firefighters, said there was no immediate information on why the building in Titisee-Neustadt, near the city of Freiburg, caught fire on Monday.

The centre employs some 120 people with either mental of physical disabilities in a variety of jobs including metalwork, woodwork and electrical installation, according to the facility's website. The centre in the Black Forest region is run by the Catholic Church's Caritas organisation.

Straub said some 100 firefighters were battling the flames.