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Two dead and dozens injured in huge Prague hotel fire

  • Dozens of firefighters and paramedics rushed to four-star Eurostars David Hotel 
  • Senior doctor Petr Kolouch said: ‘Two people died before our arrival’
  • Firefighters battled the blaze for 40 minutes but smoke engulfed all the floors
  • Priority for rescuers now is to find out if there are still some people in the hotel

Charlie Moore For Mailonline

At least two people have died and 40 suffered smoke inhalation as a fire tore through a Prague hotel today.

Dozens of firefighters and paramedics rushed to the four-star Eurostars David Hotel in the centre of the Czech capital but the two victims died before they got there.

Eight people were seriously injured and three had to be resuscitated. 

At least two people have died and 40 suffered smoke inhalation as a fire tore through a Prague hotel

At least two people have died and 40 suffered smoke inhalation as a fire tore through a Prague hotel

At least two people have died and 40 suffered smoke inhalation as a fire tore through a Prague hotel

Dozens of firefighters and paramedics rushed to the four-star Eurostars David Hotel in the New Town area of the Czech capital but the two victims died before they got there

Dozens of firefighters and paramedics rushed to the four-star Eurostars David Hotel in the New Town area of the Czech capital but the two victims died before they got there

Dozens of firefighters and paramedics rushed to the four-star Eurostars David Hotel in the New Town area of the Czech capital but the two victims died before they got there

Firefighters battled the blaze for 40 minutes but smoke engulfed all the floors

Firefighters battled the blaze for 40 minutes but smoke engulfed all the floors

Firefighters battled the blaze for 40 minutes but smoke engulfed all the floors

Senior doctor Petr Kolouch said he expected the death toll to rise. Two firemen were also injured after suffering a fall while inside the hotel.

The cause of the fire which started on the ground floor is not yet clear.

Firefighters battled the blaze for 40 minutes but smoke engulfed all the floors. 

The priority for rescuers now is to find out if there are still some people in the hotel. 

Their rescue effort is expected to last all night. 

The cause of the fire which started on the ground floor is not yet clear

The cause of the fire which started on the ground floor is not yet clear

The cause of the fire which started on the ground floor is not yet clear

The priority for rescuers now is to find out if there are still some people in the hotel (pictured)

The priority for rescuers now is to find out if there are still some people in the hotel (pictured)

The priority for rescuers now is to find out if there are still some people in the hotel (pictured)

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