Fire at Czech Alzheimer home kills 2, over 50 injured

June 2, 2022 GMT
Fire fighters battle a fire at the Alzheimer centre in Roztoky, near Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The devastating fire left two dead and more than 50 injured including two in a serious condition. (Michal Kamaryt/CTK/ via AP)
Fire fighters battle a fire at the Alzheimer centre in Roztoky, near Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The devastating fire left two dead and more than 50 injured including two in a serious condition. (Michal Kamaryt/CTK/ via AP)
Fire fighters battle a fire at the Alzheimer centre in Roztoky, near Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The devastating fire left two dead and more than 50 injured including two in a serious condition. (Michal Kamaryt/CTK/ via AP)
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Fire fighters battle a fire at the Alzheimer centre in Roztoky, near Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The devastating fire left two dead and more than 50 injured including two in a serious condition. (Michal Kamaryt/CTK/ via AP)
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Fire fighters battle a fire at the Alzheimer centre in Roztoky, near Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The devastating fire left two dead and more than 50 injured including two in a serious condition. (Michal Kamaryt/CTK/ via AP)

PRAGUE (AP) — A massive fire in a nursing home for Alzheimer patients in the Czech Republic has left two people dead and injured more than 50 others, officials said on Thursday.

The regional rescue service said the bodies of the two patients were discovered in the badly damaged building following the fire that broke out late Wednesday at the home in Roztoky, a town just north of Prague.

A total of 55 people were injured with two in critical condition, officials said.

Almost 100 firefighters battled the blaze.

Police said the fire might have been caused by human error.