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Death toll in Prague hotel fire increases to 4

January 21, 2018
Firefighters and rescuers work at the scene of a hotel fire in downtown Prague on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Czech officials say a hotel fire in downtown Prague has killed at least two people. (Vit Simanek/CTK via AP)

PRAGUE (AP) — Officials say the death toll in a hotel fire in downtown Prague has increased to four after two of those injured died in a hospital.

Two people died at the scene after the blaze broke out in the Eurostars David hotel Saturday evening. Police say they were a man from Germany born in 1996 and a woman from South Korea born in 1997.

Nine others, including people from the Netherlands, Turkey and France, were hospitalized with injuries.

Police say two of the injured, both female, later died. They did not immediately give other details.

The hotel is located near the Vltava river in the Prague 2 district, which is in walking distance to the city’s historical center.

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