Eleven die in fireplace in Czech Republic tower block

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The fireplace broke out on Saturday afternoon

Police within the Czech Republic are investigating a hearth 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 fireplace within the nation’s historical past.

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

Ten individuals, together with two firemen and a police officer, have 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.

In response to eyewitness reviews, 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.

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

The regional fireplace bridge chief Vladimir Vlcek informed Czech Tv that the blaze unfold in a short time.

“The fireplace was very fast to develop, which isn’t regular. A hearth like that usually impacts one room, however this one hit your complete flat, all of the rooms are burnt down,”

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