In case of a fire during a so-called Escape-Games died in Poland, five girls. As the Agency PAP reported with reference to a fire Department spokesman, broke out in the evening in a building in Koszalin in the North of the country during a match, a fire. Five girls came, therefore, another Person suffered the first information according to severe burns.

Review of the fire protection measures

In the case of an Escape-Game, a group trying to escape from a locked room by getting several notes. (Read here how the game works.) In many countries, Escape Games for families, stag and hen parties and groups of friends have developed in the past years a Trend.

In the case of the death of the victims was a Teenager, at the age of about 15 years, said interior Minister Joachim Brudzinski in the news channel TVN24. They would have celebrated together the birthday of one of the girls. The families of the victims of the politicians of the law and justice party (PiS) to said non-bureaucratic help.

The President of Poland, Andrzej Duda spoke on Twitter of a “devastating tragedy”.PFünf cheerful girl had early been snatched from this life. On television shots from the scene of emergency vehicles in front of a two-storey house, front of the with a shield for the Escape Room was advertised.

the cause of the fire, there was initially no further information. According to initial findings, the fire brigade, the fire broke out in an adjacent room. A police spokeswoman said the Agency PAP, for speculation, a gas cylinder caused the fire, it was still too early. The public Prosecutor took investigation – including witness and the owner of the games company to be interviewed.

Minister of the interior, Brudzinski announced Inspections of the fire protection measures in all the Escape rooms in Poland. This should already start on Saturday, it said. Meanwhile it became known that the operator of such services must obtain in Poland so far, no special permits from the fire Department.

Koszalin is located approximately 160 kilometres to the West of Danzig (Gdansk) in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship. The mayor of the city, Piotr Jedlinski, declared Sunday a day of mourning.


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