Refugee in Ger­many dies while try­ing to burn wife

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BER­LIN — A refugee in a Ger­man shel­ter died yes­ter­day while try­ing to set his wife on fire, leav­ing the woman se­ri­ously in­jured and part of the build­ing ablaze, po­lice said.

The 45-year-old man, whose na­tion­al­ity was not given, was pre­vi­ously known to po­lice, said au­thor­i­ties in Ruedesheim on the River Rhine in the cen­tral state of Hesse.

The woman, who had pre­vi­ously sep­a­rated from her hus­band, was taken to hospi­tal by he­li­copter, po­lice said.

Two other peo­ple were in­jured in the fire in the shel­ter that houses 14 peo­ple.

Ger­many took in around one mil­lion asy­lum seek­ers last year and ex­pects about 300 000 ar­rivals this year.

The mass in­flux has forced Ger­many to ac­com­mo­date the new­com­ers in hos­tels, sports halls and army bar­racks, where crowded con­di­tions have at times sparked vi­o­lent clashes. — AFP

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