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20th Jan 2018

There’s been a huge fire at a hotel in central Prague, leaving two dead

The location is popular with tourists

Gillian Fitzpatrick

Two people are dead and seven are seriously injured following a fire at a central Prague hotel.

The 76-room four-star Eurostars David Hotel is a 19th-century building and is popular with tourists visiting the Czech capital.

Local emergency services report that 40 people were evacuated after the blaze broke out on the ground floor on Saturday.

“I can confirm we could not help two people,” Prague ambulance spokeswoman Jana Postova said, as reported by The Telegraph.

“We are treating seven people, of them three are in a serious condition. Two needed lung ventilation.”

Fire brigades attended the scene at 5pm local time, and it took two hours to bring the fire under control.

“There are two [deaths] but we are afraid that won’t be the final figure,” Petr Kolouch of the Prague Emergency Medical Service furthermore stated.