After the death of five teenagers in a fire in an ‘Escape Room’ in Poland, research now focuses on how this drama could happen. The fire broke out yesterday afternoon in an “escape room” in Koszalin, in the north of Poland. Five fifteen-year-old girls celebrating a birthday died in the fire. A 26-year-old man was severely burned.
The Polish president Andrzej Duda expressed condolences to the families of the victims on Twitter.
“It is a tragedy in Koszalin. Five cheerful girls are being kicked out of life “.
The mayor of the city of Pjotr Jedlinski declared Sunday a day of mourning.
The fire would have originated in an adjacent room, possibly by an exploded LNG tank. When the firefighter brigade arrived, the fire had already been extended to all rooms, a fireman testified at the ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’. The escape route was also inaccessible due to the flames.
The Polish Minister of the Interior, Joachim Brudzinski, announced that from now on all “escape rooms” in the country will be subjected to a fire safety inspection.
What are the “Escape Rooms”?
Escape rooms, also known as quest rooms are a game activity in which the participants are locked up in a room and where they have to find a way out under time limits and other pressure factors by solving puzzles and riddles. Such activities are gaining popularity in many countries. The operators of “Escape rooms” in Poland were so far not got any special security measures an the no major incidents were reported.
Photo courtesy of Polish Interior Ministry.