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Offenbach (dpa/lhe) – Twelve people suffered smoke poisoning in an apartment fire in a high-rise building in Offenbach. A police spokesman said three of them suffered serious injuries and three moderate injuries on Tuesday, the others minor ones. The fire reportedly broke out on the first floor of the house.
The police estimate the property damage at 500,000 euros. Residents were asked to keep doors and windows closed as a precaution. After the fire, the residents could no longer return to their apartments and stayed with friends and hotels. Police say the apartment building is uninhabitable. According to initial investigations, the fire could have been caused by a defective power line.
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