A child has died and 10 other people were injured after a fire tore through a refugee shelter in Germany on Sunday.
The fire broke out at 5 a.m. local time (0300 UTC) in Apolda, in the eastern state of Thuringia, police said.
Eyewitnesses said the flames were several meters high.
A district administration office said 245 people were registered at the refugee shelter, which is now uninhabitable.
Police said the cause of the fire is unclear and a criminal investigation was being carried out "at full speed."
Such investigations are standard practice after deadly fires and do not indicate suspicion of any criminal activity.
Residents relocated, boy reported missing
Residents of the shelter who were rescued by firefighters were taken to another refugee reception center in nearby Hermsdorf. They were accompanied by police officers and interpreters.
Ten people were taken to hospital. Some of them suffered from smoke inhalation while one person had a broken leg, local media reported.
A 9-year-old boy from Ukraine was reported missing. Authorities said forensic analysis will be needed to determine whether the body found inside the building is the missing boy. Police expected the results of the autopsy on Monday at the earliest.
Officials offer support
Thuringia Interior Minister Georg Maier expressed dismay at the "terrible news" in Apolda.
"My thoughts are with the parents and relatives of the dead child," he said.
The state's migration minister, Doreen Denstädt, also visited the site to meet with victims and police.
Meanwhile, federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said federal security authorities are ready to assist state authorities.
zc/nm (dpa, epd, AP)