Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Poland shuts down 13 escape room sites

Poland shuts down 13 escape room sites

It's believe the girls were celebrating a birthday party at the time.

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

Authorities carried out inspections of at least 178 escape room locations across Poland at the weekend and found 129 did not meet health and safety standards, said the head of state fire services Leszek Suski.

Since Friday, more than 200 of Poland's 1100 escape rooms have been checked, revealing a number of safety flaws that needed to be immediately fixed.

Polish Interior Minister Joachim Brudzinski has ordered fire safety controls be placed in all escape rooms, a type of game in which players locked inside a room or building must find clues to help them get out. Polish news agency said it learned unofficially that the victims died from carbon monoxide asphyxiation. According to initial findings, the fire brigade, the fire broke out in an adjoining room.

Escape room experiences have grown in popularity over the past few years, with more than 1,000 springing up in the United Kingdom since 2013 when there were just seven.

He said firefighters who put out the blaze and other witnesses were being questioned.

The cause of the deadly fire has not yet been determined.

Prosecutor Ryszard Gasiorowski said Sunday the man, identified only as Milosz S., had been charged with intentionally creating a fire danger and with unintentionally causing the deaths of the girls.

A fire engine at the scene of the tragic escape room fire. Five joyous, growing up girls have been torn out of their lives.

These escape rooms have become extremely popular in the past five years, especially among young adults.

President Andrzej Duda said on Twitter that the girls' deaths were a "crushing tragedy".

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