Menden (dpa / lnw) - The T-shirt of a 71-year-old patient caught fire in the St. Vincenz Hospital in Menden in the Sauerland.

The man was transferred to a special clinic with life-threatening injuries, the police said on Friday.

The 71-year-old is said to have drawn attention to himself on Thursday evening with cries for help.

When nurses came into his room, the man's T-shirt was on fire.

According to the police, there was a lighter on the bed of the 71-year-old.

The police have started the investigation.

According to the current state of affairs, there is no third-party debt.

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