'Life Torn Away': Five Teenage Girls Killed In 'Escape Room' Fire
Five young girls who were out celebrating one of their birthdays have died after a fire broke out inside an 'escape room'.
The group were killed inside the building just after 5pm in the Polish city of Koszalin in the country's north.
A man was also seriously injured in the blaze and was transported to an intensive care unit with severe burns, fire officials reportedly told the AFP.
Interior Minister Joachim Brudzinski told local broadcaster TVN24 the victims were a group of 15-year-old girls who were at the escape room for a birthday party.
Polish President Andrzej Duda described the incident as a "devastating tragedy" and said the young girls had their lives "torn away".
Images from the scene show several emergency vehicles outside a building with a large "escape room" sign in front.
Brudzinski said the families of the victims had the full support of the government and said he had ordered fire controls to be initiated in all 'escape room' facilities across the country.
Escape Rooms are a popular interactive adventure activity where participants must solve a series of puzzles and riddles in order to find the exit from a closed room.
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