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Fire in the house of Ukrainian refugees in Germany

Jun 5, 2023

In the German city of Apolda, a child died in a fire in a house where refugees from Ukraine lived. Preliminarily, it was a nine-year-old boy. Before that, it was known about the victims.


This was stated by the head of the regional ministry of the interior in the federal state of Thuringia, Georg Mayer, RBC-Ukraine reports, citing the German official's Twitter account.

Investigative actions are currently underway, and details of the incident are being investigated.

"A child died today in Apold, who, together with his family, was seeking protection from the bombs of (Russian dictator Vladimir) Putin," the post reads.

The Interior Ministry spokesperson promises to make every effort to find out the cause of the fire.

"There must be complete clarity here," Mayer emphasized.

Earlier, it was reported that a body was found at the scene of the accident. The identity of the deceased will be established after a forensic examination, law enforcement officials said.

German Interior Minister Nancy Feser said on Twitter that federal security agencies are in constant contact with the Thuringian police and are "always ready to provide support."

"All my condolences to the family and refugees who lived here. I want to thank the rescuers who quickly helped and saved many people from the fire," she added.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 05/06/2023

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