Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Five children among carnival fire dead; others thrown to rescuers

The story
At least nine people -- five of them children -- were killed after a fire gutted an apartment building in southwestern Germany while revelers were celebrating carnival, police said Monday.
Police told The Associated Press that a wooden staircase in the building gave way soon after the fire started and that some residents tossed their children to rescue crews before jumping out of the building themselves.
Getty Images and Agence France-Presse published photos of a baby thrown from the building's fourth floor, reporting that the child was rescued by firefighters and survived.


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