Five killed in German farmhouse fire

16:59, July 20, 2010      

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Five people were killed and five other injured in a farmhouse fire in central west German state of Hesse early Tuesday.

The farmer, his wife and his three adult children died in the fire in the city of Limburg an der Lahn, while his grandparents escaped the disaster, only injured, said police spokesman Uwe Zimmermann.

The fire was started from the ground floor, then spread through the building and leaped out of the windows. The house has been completely destroyed, he said.

About 60 fire fighters worked for several hours to control the fire, preventing the fire from spreading to nearby barns full of cows and pigs.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation, police said.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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