Wikinews:Briefs/February 5, 2007

A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, February 5, 2007.

Six found shot dead in German restaurant

Six people were found shot to death in a Chinese restaurant in Sittensen in northern Germany Monday morning.

The three men and three women were found in different rooms and some of them were bound. The victims are not yet identified but they were "in all probability Asian", CNN reports this afternoon.


Identification of tourists killed in Chile hotel fire underway

The identity of eight of the ten tourists killed in a fire in a hotel in Punta Arenas, Chile on Saturday have been established by authorities.

They are Jennifer Kusell, 23; Philippe Bayer, 27; Peter Konig, 55; and Maria Katharina Konig, 51 from Germany and an Argentinian family Esteban Omar Torales, 28; Jorgelina Andrea Diaz, 24; and their children Franco Esteban, 6, and Facundo Sebastian, 8. Authorities say the other two victims are Canadian and Australian women, and not Dutch as previously reported.

A fire department spokesperson said most of the victims had apparently died of suffocation. The cause of the fire was being investigated, and investigators say the hotel's rooms did not have fire detectors.