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At least 4 dead & 15 injured as fire rips through care home in Germany as elderly residents rescued from windows

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AT least four people have died in a horror blaze in a care home in Germany.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Bedburg-Hau on Monday night as elderly residents were rescued through the windows.

The blaze broke out at the House Simon care home on Monday morning

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The blaze broke out at the House Simon care home on Monday morning
The blaze ripped through the retirement home in Bedburg-Hau

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The blaze ripped through the retirement home in Bedburg-HauCredit: Bedburg-Hau fire department
The fire department had to break the windows to rescue some of the residents

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The fire department had to break the windows to rescue some of the residentsCredit: Bedburg-Hau fire department

The fire broke out at the House Simon care home on Monday morning around 5am local time.

At least four people have died in the fire while another 15 were left injured.

A spokesperson for the fire department described the situation as dramatic and said they were forced to break the windows to rescue some of the trapped residents.

But the two-storey building had been engulfed in flames to such an extent, it was impossible to access some areas.

It is understood that one individual is in critical condition while a firefighter and a police officer were also seriously injured.

All 46 residents of the retirement home had to be evacuated, according to Bild.

The cause of the fire remains unknown as the fire department is carrying out an investigation.

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