Crematorium goes up in flames, but bodies remain unharmed


A fire at a crematorium in southern Germany has caused significant damage to the building – but the 20 bodies stored inside remained intact.

German news agency DPA reported Thursday that the cause of the overnight fire in Schwaebisch Hall, about 175 kilometers southeast of Frankfurt, was still being investigated.

A fire at that crematorium in southern Germany has caused significant damage to the building. Source: AP

DPA quoted regional police saying the bodies were largely unharmed by the blaze.

The fire is estimated to have caused about 1.5 million euros (AU$2.4 million) in damages.

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