Czech Republic: In high-rise fire with eleven dead arson is suspected

According to a high-rise building fire, with eleven dead and 13 injured in the Czech border town of Bohumin everything points to arson. The investigators had di

Czech Republic: In high-rise fire with eleven dead arson is suspected

According to a high-rise building fire, with eleven dead and 13 injured in the Czech border town of Bohumin everything points to arson. The investigators had discovered in the building, traces of a fire accelerator, was confirmed by a police spokesperson on Sunday. A suspect was shortly after the fire have been arrested. The background could have been a family dispute.

The fire broke out on the eleventh floor of the 13-storey precast building. Among those killed were three children. Ten residents and three emergency responders were injured, two seriously. Bohumin (or mountain) is located on the border of Poland and almost 300 kilometers East of Prague. It was the worst fire disaster was in what is now the Czech Republic since 1990.

A guest that was not invited

"It should have been a Celebration given to a guest who was not invited," said Vice mayor Igor Bruzl, the Agency CTK. According to the newspaper "MF Dnes", it should have been the Ex-husband of the tenant. All of the victims resided in the same apartment, reported Minister of the interior, Jan Hamacek, who was initially assumed to be a neighborhood dispute.

According to firefighters, the flames spread with unusual speed. Two special-turntable ladders and a rescue helicopter were deployed. Eye-witnesses reported in the Czech media that desperate people had jumped to escape smoke and flames from the window. "Terrible, I the screams I heard up to the children's Playground," said a local resident. Fire chief Vladimir Vlcek said it was tragic that only seconds were missing up to Inflate the jump pad. A crisis intervention team took care of the witnesses of the fire.

Updated Date: 09 August 2020, 08:19

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