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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

German Fire Kills 15

D†SSELDORF, Germany () -- At least 15 people were killed and more than 100 injured when a fire broke out in a D--sseldorf airport terminal Thursday, police said.


The dead were found in a flower shop and an elevator, said police, who said the death count could rise because of the seriousness of some of the injuries.


A panic broke out in the arrivals hall when the fire erupted at about 4:25 p.m. Officials evacuated the terminal and closed the airport to all air traffic, police said. The fire was still blazing at 7:30 p.m.


The cause of the fire was not immediately known. An airport spokesman said people were being treated at the scene for fire-related injuries, but the number of injured was not immediately clear.