Five Teenage Girls Have Died In An 'Escape Room' Fire In Poland

Fire at escape room in Poland kills 5 teenage girls

Fire at escape room in Poland kills 5 teenage girls

The five girls, all aged 15 according to Polish media, died and one man was seriously injured on Friday when a fire broke out in an escape room where they were celebrating a birthday in the northern Polish city of Koszalin. A 26-year-old man had been brought in with severe burns to the hospital, such as the fire brigade spokesman Tomasz Kubiak to the AFP news Agency said.

Mr Brudzinski ordered fire safety controls in all Escape Rooms, which are very popular with teenagers across Poland. Since Friday, more than 200 escape rooms in Poland have been checked revealing many have safety flaws that need to be fixed immediately.

The "Escape Room" game has players locked inside a room or building and they must find clues that help them get out. Prosecutors said that carbon monoxide inhalation was the likely cause of the deaths.

Local residents were placing flowers and lights in front of the location, a detached house.

There are around 150 Escape rooms across the United Kingdom with more than 50 in London alone and the craze for escape room adventures has increased year on year since 2013.

Gasiorowski said the fire probably broke out in the reception room and blocked the employee's way to evacuate the girls.

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RTÉ have said that the 28-year-old suspect was charged with "deliberately creating the danger of a fire in the escape room and with unintentionally causing the death of people in a fire".

Escape rooms have recently surged in popularity in Poland and across Europe and the world.

On Sunday, Koszalin Mayor Piotr Jedlinski declared a day of mourning and appealed to residents to hold no entertainment gatherings or parties.

A government official confirmed the five girls who died were all 15 years of age.

Polish President Andrzej Duda described the incident as a "devastating tragedy" and said the young girls had their lives "torn away".

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