Three dead in fire at gay sauna in Berlin


Three men have been confirmed dead after a fire broke out in a gay sauna in Berlin.

Firefighters were called to Steam Works late on Sunday evening to find around 25 people on the street, some dressed in only towels and robes.

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Fire crews extinguished the blaze quickly and preventing the fire from spreading to an elderly care home on the floor above, a spokesperson for the fire service told The Local.

According to local media authorities confirmed three men died in the blaze, with a fourth man was taken to hospital with suspected smoke inhalation.

The venue is located in the basement of a 10-storey building in the central Berlin district of Schöneberg.

The Local reported the club consists of a maze of saunas, “play areas” and dozens of individual cabins that proved difficult for firefighters to search.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

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