Germany: Homeless men set on fire at Berlin train station

Two homeless men in Berlin suffered serious injuries after an unknown perpetrator doused them in a liquid and set them on fire. Witnesses reportedly put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher from a nearby snack shop.
Police are looking for clues after two homeless men were set on fire at the Schöneweide suburban train station in Berlin late Sunday night.
Shortly before midnight, the two men were doused in a flammable liquid before being set on fire. Their shelter and belongings were burned as well.
The victims, ages 47 and 62, were rushed to the hospital with life-threatening burns, police said. One of the victims has been put into a medically-induced coma, a spokesman at the hospital said on Monday.
People walking by noticed the blaze and were able to put it out using a fire extinguisher from a nearby snack shop, the German daily Bild reported. A police spokesperson was unable to confirm the reports to news agency dpa.
Homicide detectives have taken over the case and are investigating for attempted murder.
Authorities said the motive behind the attack remained unclear.
Source: DW

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