Prague hotel fire: Four die and dozens injured in blaze
Three people have to be resuscitated as smoke and flames engulfed the Eurostars David Hotel in the popular European city.
Sunday 21 January 2018 15:18, UK
Two more people have died from their injuries after two others died and dozens were hurt in a fire at a central Prague hotel.
The blaze at the Eurostars David Hotel started at about 7pm local time (6pm GMT) on Saturday.
Two people died in the fire and officials on Sunday said another two women had died of their injuries, bringing the total number of dead to four.
Nine people had been taken to hospital with serious injuries, Jana Postova, a Prague rescue services spokeswoman said.
"Unfortunately we were not able to help two people," Prague Emergency Medical Service said on Twitter soon after the blaze.
The hotel is just one block away from the Vltava River and near the National Theatre, in the Prague2 district, popular with British tourists.
Police said the two who died at the scene were a 22-year-old German man and a 21-year-old woman from South Korea.
No further details of the two who died of their injuries were available.
The nine treated in hospital included people from the Netherlands, Turkey and France.
Rescue officials earlier said 40 people were injured.
It is believed they were mostly treated for smoke inhalation at the scene and not taken to hospital.
Prague mayor Adriana Krnacova, at the scene, expressed her condolences to relatives of the victims.
The cause of the fire was not clear.