A man has been charged following the escape room fire that resulted in the deaths of five teenage girls 3 years ago

A man has been charged following the escape room fire that resulted in the deaths of five teenage girls

The incident took place on Friday.

On Saturday, we shared the tragic news that five teenage girls in Poland died as a result of a fire in an escape room, while another man was taken to hospital with severe burns.

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It has now been reported that Polish prosecutors probing the deaths of the five teenage girls have said they had charged an owner of the facility with deliberately creating a fire hazard that led to the blaze.

RTÉ have said that the 28-year-old suspect was charged with "deliberately creating the danger of a fire in the escape room and with unintentionally causing the death of people in a fire".

Lawyers for the defendant supposedly told Polish media that he was "devastated" by the deaths and had extended condolences to the girls' families but that he had also denied any negligence or wrongdoing.

Following a review that took place after the incident, national fire commander Leszek Suski said that more than 100 escape rooms in Poland were found to be unsafe and 13 facilities were immediately shut down.

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