Eleven die in hearth in Czech Republic tower block

Eleven die in fire in Czech Republic tower block


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The hearth broke out on Saturday afternoon

Police within the Czech Republic are investigating a fireplace that killed 11 individuals, together with three youngsters.

Saturday’s blaze, in a block of flats within the north-eastern city of Bohumin, has been described because the worst hearth within the nation’s historical past.

Six individuals died within the blaze and one other 5 had been killed after leaping from an 11th ground balcony in an try to flee the flames.

Ten individuals, together with two firemen and a police officer, had been injured.

Bohumin is on the Czech-Polish border, some 300km (190 miles) east of the capital, Prague.

The governor of the Moravia-Silesia area Ivo Vondrak stated the fireplace appeared to have been began intentionally.

According to eyewitness experiences, a person was handcuffed on the scene after calmly admitting to police he had began the blaze.

Police refused to touch upon these claims however they’ve confirmed that one individual was arrested.

Interior Minister Jan Hamacek later instructed Czech Radio that what he referred to as “a huge tragedy” appeared to have been the end result of a long-lasting battle between neighbours.

The regional hearth bridge chief Vladimir Vlcek instructed Czech Television that the blaze unfold in a short time.

“The fire was very quick to develop, which is not normal. A fire like that typically affects one room, but this one hit the entire flat, all the rooms are burnt down,”

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