Arson being investigated as cause of fire in Germany’s refugee camp
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 25
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
A fire occurred in a refugee camp in Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Bavaria, Germany August 21. A group of migrants from Azerbaijan also lived there.
Currently, an investigative group is working to deal with the incident. The main version of the investigation is arson, the Azerbaijani embassy in Germany told Trend August 25.
The investigation group, which includes more than 40 specialists, continues working over this incident, the embassy said.
Nobody has been detained as suspects and witnesses continue testifying, the embassy said.
The Azerbaijani embassy in Germany continues cooperating with law enforcement agencies in this country to investigate the incident impartially.
Some 19 people, including 10 citizens of Azerbaijan, two citizens of Iran, Ukraine, Kosovo, Armenia, one citizen of Congo, lived in the building damaged by the fire.
The fire occurred at 03:20 (UTC/GMT +4 hours) on August 21, the main police department of one of the administrative districts of Bavaria said. A citizen of Iran was first who smelt smoke. Later, he saw two men running out of the building. Another person was waiting for them.
The police reported that nobody was injured as a result of the fire. The first floor of the building was damaged. Immediately after the fire, the police department established an investigative group to deal with the incident.
Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann did not rule out that arson could be motivated by xenophobia and said that he would do everything possible to investigate the incident.
Edited by CN