At least two people have been reportedly killed while over 50 others sustained varying degrees of injury in an inferno at a nursing home for dementia patients in the Czech Republic.
According to the spokesperson for the emergency services, the two victims who lost their lives in the fire were discovered during the final stage of rescue work.
The cause of the fire outbreak on Wednesday at the facility in Roztoky, north of Prague is not yet known as at the time of this report.
Two residents were in a critical condition, two others sustained moderate injuries and 51 others were only mildly injured. The patients were distributed to surrounding hospitals.
The staff of the facility were able to get to safety, emergency services said. The mayor of the city, Jan Jakob, referred to the incident as a “major catastrophe”.