BERLIN - The Associated Press
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Police say a fire in an apartment in the western German
city of Dortmund has killed three children.
Spokesman Peter Schulz says a 4-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister died on the spot today. Their 10-year-old brother died shortly after being taken to a nearby hospital.
Schulz says police have indications pointing to a crime as the blaze’s cause, and prosecutors have opened an investigation. The spokesman declined to elaborate about the ongoing investigation.
He said the family is of Turkish origin, but he gave no information on the parents’ whereabouts.