네덜란드 당국은 27일 암스테르담 스키폴 국제공항 수용소에서 일어난 화재로 적어도 11명이 사망하고 다른 15명이 다쳤다고 발표했습니다.

당국은 사망자들이 추방을 기다리던 불법 입국자들이라고 밝혔습니다. 사망자들의 이름과 국적은 즉각 밝혀지지 않았습니다.

당국은 이 화재가 몇시간 후에 진화됐으며 현재 화재 원인을 조사중이라고 말했습니다. 스키폴 공항 수용소는 주로 마약 밀수업자들과 네덜란드 입국이 거부된 사람들을 수용하고 있습니다.

 

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Authorities in the Netherlands say at least 11 people have been killed and 15 others injured in a fire at an airport detention center.

Officials say the dead were illegal immigrants awaiting expulsion from the country. The victims' names and nationalities were not immediately released.

The fire began early today (Thursday) at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. Authorities say the blaze was brought under control several hours later. The cause was under investigation.

About 350 people were being held in the complex when the fire broke out. One survivor told Dutch media that security guards failed to react quickly to prisoners' cries for help.

The cells at Schiphol airport are mainly used to lock up drug smugglers and people who have been refused entry into the Netherlands.