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German police confirm 6 killed in Alpine guesthouse fire; technical fault suspected as cause

  • In this Saturday May 23, 2015 picture firefighters  investigate the roof of a house  in the Bavarian town of Schneizlreuth , Germany. Police in Germany say they have recovered the bodies of six people killed in the fire at the  guesthouse in the Alps. The men were among a group of 47 employees of the 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 hospitalized with serious injuries.  ( Ferdinand Farthofer/aktivnews/dpa  via AP)

    In this Saturday May 23, 2015 picture firefighters investigate the roof of a house in the Bavarian town of Schneizlreuth , Germany. Police in Germany say they have recovered the bodies of six people killed in the fire at the guesthouse in the Alps. The men were among a group of 47 employees of the 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 hospitalized with serious injuries. ( Ferdinand Farthofer/aktivnews/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • The destroyed roof of a house  in the Bavarian town of Schneizlreuth , Germany is photographed  Sunday May 24, 2015. Police in Germany say they have recovered the bodies of six people killed in the fire at the  guesthouse in the Alps. The men were among a group of 47 employees of the 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 hospitalized with serious injuries.  ( Andreas Gebert/dpa  via AP)

    The destroyed roof of a house in the Bavarian town of Schneizlreuth , Germany is photographed Sunday May 24, 2015. Police in Germany say they have recovered the bodies of six people killed in the fire at the guesthouse in the Alps. The men were among a group of 47 employees of the 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 hospitalized with serious injuries. ( Andreas Gebert/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Saturday May 23, 2015 picture  undertakers carry a coffin out of a house  in the Bavarian town of Schneizlreuth , Germany. Police in Germany say they have recovered the bodies of six people killed in the fire at the  guesthouse in the Alps. The men were among a group of 47 employees of the 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 hospitalized with serious injuries.  ( Ferdinand Farthofer/aktivnews/dpa  via AP)

    In this Saturday May 23, 2015 picture undertakers carry a coffin out of a house in the Bavarian town of Schneizlreuth , Germany. Police in Germany say they have recovered the bodies of six people killed in the fire at the guesthouse in the Alps. The men were among a group of 47 employees of the 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 hospitalized with serious injuries. ( Ferdinand Farthofer/aktivnews/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police in Germany say they have recovered the bodies of six people killed in a fire at a guesthouse in the Alps.

The men were among a group of 47 employees of the 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 on Saturday. Seven people were hospitalized with serious injuries.

Police said in a statement late Saturday that experts investigating the site found no evidence of arson, but haven't ruled out a technical fault.

The 800-year-old wooden farmhouse was used to host groups taking part in Alpine adventure trips.