Two residents of an asylum centre in Hameln [usually called Hamelin in English, as in the Pied Piper of] set fire to it – almost 170 people then had to be brought to safety. By setting the fire, the man wanted to accelerate the handover of their travel documents so they could travel back to their home country due to a death in the family, said the Hameln regional parliament member Tjark Bartels (SPD) on Thursday.
Four employees of a security service suffered slightly from smoke inhalation because of the fire on Wednesday evening, said the police. The 21 and 26-year-old suspects from Lebanon were presented before a magistrate at Hannover district court on Thursday on charges of Serious Fire-Raising. They were ordered to be detained.Source