Wuppertal (dpa / lwn) - A man died in an apartment fire in Wuppertal.

The fire broke out in an apartment building during the night, the police said on Tuesday.

A corpse was recovered during the extinguishing work.

The police were initially unable to provide any further details on identity.

The fire brigade had to bring several people to safety.

According to the police, they were able to return to their homes a little later.

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

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