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German workshop fire victims identified

Berlin -

German police say they have identified 14 people killed in a fire at a workshop for disabled people but there's still no word on what caused the blaze.

A lonely wheelchair stands outside the burnt workshop for disabled people in Titisee-Neustadt, in the Black Forest region in south west Germany. Credit: REUTERS

The fire broke out on Monday afternoon at a centre in Titisee-Neustadt, in the Black Forest region, which employs people with mental or physical disabilities in a variety of jobs, including metalwork, woodwork and electrical installation.

Police in nearby Freiburg said on Tuesday that a 50-year-old supervisor died along with 13 disabled people - 10 women and three men, aged between 28 and 68. Their names were not released, in line with German privacy rules.

A police statement says that the investigation is continuing and it still isn't possible to give information on the cause. - Sapa-AP

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