Major fire in central Rotterdam, one dead

A large fire in an apartment on the Westersingel in the centre of Rotterdam on Thursday morning has now been brought under control by the fire service.

One person was killed and another escaped during the fire which broke out on the fourth floor and sent flames shooting through the roof, reports news agency ANP.
Police and fire service personnel evacuated neighbouring buildings because of the smoke.
The police have not yet said what caused the fire or identified the dead person.

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