Five Teenagers Killed In Polish Fire While Playing Game

Police and firefighters stand in front of a place, where a fire that broke out in an escape room killed five teenage girls, in the northern Polish city of Koszalin on January 4, 2019. Radoslaw Kolesnik / REPORTER / AFP

 

Five teenage girls died and one man was seriously injured on Friday when a fire broke out in a room where they were playing an escape game in the northern Polish city of Koszalin, officials said.

“The victims of this tragedy are 15-year-old children, girls celebrating a birthday,” Interior Minister Joachim Brudzinski told broadcaster TVN24.

Fire spokesman Tomasz Kubiak could only confirm that the dead were women, telling AFP that “one man with severe burns was taken to an intensive care unit”.

Local police press officer Monika Kosiec told reporters that the injured man was thought to be 25 years old.

Police and fire officials said they did not yet know what started the blaze in the escape room, which was reported in the early evening.

Brudzinski directed the state fire service to carry out fire security controls in every escape room across the country, of which there are more than 1,000.

Escape rooms are popular around the world and offer a live-action experience in which players are locked in a room with one hour to figure out a series of clues and riddles to get out.

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Poland Confirms Super Eagles Pre-World Cup Friendly

The Polish Football Association (PZPN) has confirmed that the pre-world cup friendly match with Nigeria will be staged at the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw on March 23, 2018.

Polish national team will face South Korea at the Silesian Stadium in Chorzów, four days after their meeting with the Super Eagles for the first time in history.

PZPN also announced that the friendly against the three-time African champions will begin at 9:00 pm Nigerian time.

The Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw is the third largest stadium in Poland and has a capacity of 42,000.

Aruna Quadri To End 2015 As World Number 50

quadriNigeria’s Aruna Quadri will end 2015 as the world number 50 tennis player.

This is according to the latest ranking released by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

In 2015, Quadri featured in more than five ITTF World Circuits, with his best being the Lagos Open, where he played in the final against Assar.

In Europe, he took part in the German, Spanish, Polish, Croatian and Swedish Opens.

Quadri was also in the Kuwait and Qatar Opens where he managed to make it to the last 32 in some of the tournaments.

His best outing in Europe was at the Croatian Open where he made it to the last 16.