11 missing after fire in building hosting disabled people in France

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 Eleven people were missing after a fire broke out early Wednesday morning in a building hosting disabled people in Wintzenheim, northeastern France, the Prefecture of Haut-Rhin said on Wednesday morning.

The fire in the private building broke out at around 6:30 a.m. local time (0430 GMT) and was quickly controlled despite the violent flames. Seventeen people were evacuated, the prefecture said in a press release.

There could still be casualties despite the quick intervention of the firefighters, said French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on his social media account.

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