Escape room fire: Teen girls killed in Poland blaze pictured

Escape room fire: Teen girls killed in Poland blaze pictured

Escape room fire: Teen girls killed in Poland blaze pictured

Five teenage girls have been killed and one man hurt in a fire that broke out at an "escape room" game, in which players are locked in a room and have to solve puzzles to get out, officials in northern Poland said Friday. He was hospitalised with serious burns.

Investigators in Poland have blamed a gas leak in a heating system for the fire, with firefighters claiming the tragedy occurred due to the lack of an effective evacuation route.

Since Friday, over 200 of Poland's some 1,100 escape rooms have been checked, revealing a number of safety flaws that needed to be immediately fixed.

A fire that erupted at the residence and that is what caused the death since the girls could not escape the room by the time the fire spread.

During a memorial Mass at Koszalin Cathedral, Bishop Edward Dajczak identified the girls by their first names as Julia, Amelia, Gosia, Karolina and Wiktoria. The games are popular with Polish teenagers.

Forensic and other police experts examine the site of the fire.

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Earlier, national fire chief Leszek Suski said Saturday that electrical wiring at the lo cation was makeshift and too close to flammable materials.

Escape rooms across Poland are now being inspected for safety, under orders from Poland's interior minister.

"We have provided psychological, psychiatric care to the families", Koszalin Mayor Piotr Jedlinksi told TVN.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki spoke after holding a meeting in which officials discussed ways of improving safety at entertainment venues.

It has now been reported that Polish prosecutors probing the deaths of the five teenage girls have said they had charged an owner of the facility with deliberately creating a fire hazard that led to the blaze.

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