18 people killed in Polish blaze at homeless shelter

April 13, 2009 11:40

A blaze destroyed a hostel for the homeless in northwestern Poland killing 18 people, a fire official said. Pawel Fratczak, a spokesman for Poland's national firefighters, said the fire broke out around 1 a.m. Monday in a hostel in the town of Kamien Pomorski. Fratczak said 20 people have been taken to the hospital with broken bones and other injuries after escaping the blaze in the three-story building. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.

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