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House fire injures two

A man was left unconscious for twelve hours following a fire in his apartment in Neuda, Lower Austria.

The 62-year-old man had managed to extinguish the fire before he collapsed from the fumes.

The man had placed the coffee machine onto the hob and had not realised it was switched on. The coffee machine melted - and caught fire.

He went to have a nap but got up half an hour later after smelling the smoke and put out the fire.

He also woke his house keeper who called the police and fire service - and they found the man collapsed on the floor.

The man was taken with head injuries and smoke inhalation to hospital in St Pölten.
According to police he woke up on Tuesday evening at around 23.00.

His 52-year-old house keeper was also taken to hospital in Melk suffering from smoke inhalation.

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