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A fire leaves three dead at sauna in Berlin

Berlin Steam WorksDW reports that fire rescue officials on Sunday said three men died in a fire that broke out at the Steam Works sauna club in Berlin's Schoneberg.

Emergency services received the first call about the fire at 22:30 CET.

It is at this stage unclear how the fire erupted at the sauna complex, located in the basement of a 10-storey building, authorities said. Other parts of the building were not affected by the blaze, they added.

A spokesman for emergency response services said some 50 firefighters combed through the small rooms of the 2,000-square-meter club.

Nearly 30 people were at the club at the time the fire broke out.

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