Heating glitch blamed in escape room deaths
WARSAW — A faulty heating system appeared to have caused a fire at a house in northern Poland where five teenage girls died while locked inside a recreational escape room that was installed in the rented dwelling, investigators said Saturday.
Firefighters in the city of Koszalin found the bodies of the 15-year-old victims Friday.
Autopsies showed the girls died of smoke inhalation, prosecutors said.
A 26-year-old man employed at the location was hospitalized with burns.
Players in escape room games are locked inside a room or building and must solve puzzlesthat lead them to the key to unlock the door.