A column of smoke swirled into the sky over Düsseldorf, as a major fire gutted an inhabited refugee shelter. Several people were injured. The cause of the blaze is not yet known.
A deadly blaze has broken out a refugee shelter in northern Bavaria, killing one person in the barracks that used to house American troops. German police are working to identify the victim.
There had been previous cases of far-right extremists setting fire to migrants' homes. But Mölln, 25 years ago, was the first time people died. Both the town and the victims are still struggling to come to terms with it.
A court has sentenced a firefighter to jail for setting fire to an asylum home in Altena in western Germany. According to the Federal Police Office, more than 700 cases have been registered so far this year.
A 27-year-old Algerian is accused of setting his refugee accommodation in Düsseldorf on fire following a row over Ramadan meals. The blaze caused millions of euros in damage.
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