Hamm (dpa / lnw) - Two people were seriously injured in an apartment fire in an apartment building in Hamm.

The men, aged 66 and 46, were taken to hospital, a police spokesman said Friday morning.

Accordingly, the fire broke out in the 66-year-old man's apartment shortly after midnight.

The 46-year-old neighbor was also injured.

According to the police, there was "considerable damage to property".

The cause of the fire and the exact amount of damage were initially unclear.

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