Hanover (dpa / lni) - An 82-year-old resident was seriously injured in the fire in a nursing home in Hanover.

The fire brigade had been called on Tuesday afternoon to the fire in the room of the nursing home resident in the southern part of the city.

When the rescuers arrived, nurses had already extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher.

However, the 82-year-old suffered severe burn injuries;

He was taken to a hospital.

The cause of the fire and the amount of damage were initially unknown.

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