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Two women die in Stockholm care home fire

A fire claimed the lives of two female residents at the Vintertullen care home in the Södermalm district of Stockholm Tuesday night, news agency TT reports.

The fire started in an apartment and smoke spread throughout several floors of the building. The building was evacuated and 12 people had to leave while firefighters put out the blaze.

Six people were taken to hospital, including the two women who died overnight. Police said Wednesday that the other four were treated for minor injuries.

Police do not suspect arson, but are investigating the case as one of negligence.

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