14 killed in German workshop blaze

Firemen attend the scene of a fire at a workshop for disabled people in Titisee-Neustadt in the Black Forest region in south west Germany. REUTERS/Kamara 24.TV
Firemen attend the scene of a fire at a workshop for disabled people in Titisee-Neustadt in the Black Forest region in south west Germany. REUTERS/Kamara 24.TV
Fourteen people died today after a fire broke out in a workshop for handicapped people in southwestern Germany, a spokesman for the fire brigade said.

Seven people were also injured in the blaze in the small town of Titisee-Neustadt in the Black Forest, but the death toll is not expected to rise further, the spokesman said.

Automatic fire alarms had alerted the brigade, which had deployed around a hundred firemen.

"The fire is under control now," the spokesman said. A police spokesman said there were no indications that it was a case of arson.

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