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Fire kills 14 at German workshop

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

At least 14 people have died in a major fire at a workshop for disabled people in south-western Germany, reports say.

Firefighters are still trying to rescue people and extinguish the blaze at the centre run by the Caritas charity in Titisee-Neustadt, in the Black Forest.

The workshop employs about 120 disabled people, German media report.

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So far seven people are reported injured. It is not yet clear what caused the blaze, which broke out at about 14:00 local time (13:00 GMT).

About 50 people are reckoned to have been in the building at the time. The centre is used for woodwork and metalwork.

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