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Two dead from fire in unsprinklered Prague hotel

News media report that two people have died and dozens were injured in a fire in the Eurostars David Hotel in Prague. From the hotel’s website it is clear that it was not sprinklered. It also had an unenclosed staircase through which fire and smoke could readily spread from floor to floor.

According to reports, the fire started around 18:00 and took two hours to bring under control. A spokesperson for the Fire Brigade said that seven people were being treated in hospital. The hotel is in the historic city centre and is popular with tourists.