Food Bank in Duisburg destroyed in fire

A fire has burnt down a large food bank in the North-Rhine Westphalia city of Duisburg, police said.

Authorities were alerted of this flame at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, and worked to extinguish it before Monday morning.

But after which the container building on Düsseldorfer Strasse had fully collapsed, ” said a police spokesperson. Nobody was injured in the incident.

Part of the roof fell in the day.

The origin of the fire remains unclear, and authorities are conducting a criminal investigation. The harm has also not yet been projected.

The Duisburger Tafel, a German term for food bank, distributes about 15 tons of food each week to about 4,000 people throughout the town of Duisburg.

The branch that burned down was among those three locations throughout the city. Situated in the Grunewald area of the city since 2001, it provided not only up to 80 warm meals for homeless people daily, but also clothing and even services such as haircuts.