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Guesthouse blaze kills six workers

Police in Germany say they have recovered the bodies of six workmen who were killed in a fire at an 800-year-old wooden guesthouse in the Alps.

The men were among 47 employees of Bavarian construction company Lindner who had been staying at the converted farmhouse in Schneizlreuth, southeast of Munich.

Forty-one people managed to flee the fire, which broke out in the early hours of Saturday. Seven people were hospitalised with serious injuries.