Fourth Person Dies After Prague Hotel Fire

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A fourth person has died from injuries sustained in a fire on Saturday at a hotel in central Prague, a hospital spokesman said on Sunday.

The fire has broken out at the four-star Eurostars David Hotel, blocks away from the Vltava River and near the National Theatre.

Two people died on Saturday evening, whom police identified on Sunday as a German man born in 1996, and a South Korean woman born in 1997.

Nine people were injured in the fire, including five seriously, and around 40 were evacuated. Several of the injured had been discharged from hospital.

Martin Kavka, spokesman for the Prague fire brigade, said they were called to the blaze at 5pm and it took firefighters two hours to bring it under control.

Investigations into the cause of the fire were continuing, police said.

The 76-room hotel is a 19th century Bohemian, Neo-Renaissance palace, which has been renovated and has kept many original features, including its high ceilings and impressive wooden flights of stairs.

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