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Several Killed in Czech Apartment Building Fire, Suspect Arrested

Several Killed in Czech Apartment Building Fire, Suspect Arrested

PRAGUE - A fire at a high-rise apartment block in the Czech Republic killed 11 people, including three children and five other people who jumped to their deaths, police and firefighters said.
The fire on Saturday occurred in a 13-storey concrete block of flats in the city of Bohumin on the Czech-Polish border, some 300km (190 miles) east of the capital, Prague.
Police said the fire was started deliberately in the building that belongs to the Bohumin Town Hall.
Hamacek said in a tweet a firefighter had suffered a serious injury in the fire which he described as "a huge tragedy".
"My deepest condolences to the bereaved," he said. "I wish a speedy recovery to the injured firefighter." (Aljazeera)