Officials say one person has died and 19 more have been injured in a fire at a hospital in the western German city of Duesseldorf.
City authorities said Tuesday that the fire broke out late Monday at Duesseldorf's Marienhospital.
A 77-year-old man died at the scene.
Duesseldorf fire service spokesman Christopher Schuster said seven people suffered serious injuries from smoke inhalation, four of them life-threatening.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.