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Apolda: Traces on the façade bear witness to the fire in a refugee shelter

Photo: Michael Reichel / dpa

Five days after the fire in a refugee shelter in Apolda, the deceased has been identified. It was the previously missing eight-year-old son of a Ukrainian family, informed the state police inspectorate Jena. A DNA analysis during the forensic examination confirmed the identity. According to earlier information, the child had died of smoke poisoning. Initially, it was said that the boy was nine years old.

According to police, the fire broke out early Sunday morning in the living area of the property. At least eleven people were injured and a body was found. The cause of the fire is assumed to be a technical defect.

So far, the police have not found any evidence of an intentional act or third-party negligence.