Fourth Person Dies After Prague Hotel Fire

Reuters
By Reuters
January 21, 2018World News
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Fourth Person Dies After Prague Hotel Fire
Firefighters work at the scene of a fire at a hotel in Prague, Czech Republic January 20, 2018. (Reuters/Milan Kammermayer)

PRAGUE—A fourth person has died from injuries sustained in a fire on Saturday at a hotel in central Prague, a hospital spokesman said.

The fire broke out on Saturday evening at the Eurostars David Hotel, situated on a narrow street a block away from the Vltava River.

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Firefighters work at the scene of a fire at a hotel in Prague, Czech Republic January 20, 2018. (Reuters/Milan Kammermayer)

Two people died on Saturday and were identified by police on Sunday as a German man born in 1996, and a South Korean woman born in 1997.

The hospital spokesman said two more people who died on Sunday were women. Police said they had yet to identify the women.

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A woman is evacuated from the scene of a fire at a hotel in Prague, Czech Republic January 20, 2018. (Reuters/Milan Kammermayer)

Four other people injured in the fire remained in hospital, police said. Their conditions were unclear.

Investigations into the cause of the fire were continuing, police said.

Reporting by Jason Hovet

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