Prague hotel fire death toll rises to four

TWITTERAt least two people have died in the fire at the four-star hotel in Prague

TWITTERAt least two people have died in the fire at the four-star hotel in Prague

Two people died and nine were injured in a fire at a hotel in the centre of Prague on Saturday night, fire and rescue officials said.

"Two women have died at our hospital on Sunday", Michal Schneider, spokesman for the General University Hospital in Prague, told AFP.

The blaze erupted at Eurostars David Hotel yards away from the Vltava River and near the Czech capital's National Theatre. Police say they were a man from Germany born in 1996 and a woman from South Korea born in 1997.

Around 40 people were evacuated from the hotel following the blaze, which was first reported at 6pm local time (5pm United Kingdom time).

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"We are treating seven people, of them three are in a serious condition".

Firefighters and rescuers work at the scene of a hotel fire in downtown Prague today.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Prague mayor Adriana Krnacova, who was at the scene, expressed condolences for relatives of the victims.

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