Prague: An official says nine people have
been killed in a fire in an abandoned building in Prague.
Firefighter spokeswoman Pavlina Adamcova said the fire
broke out today in the dilapidated two-story building, which
had been slated to be demolished. The building near the city`s
main bus station collapsed before firefighters could enter.
Adamcova said eight people were found dead at the
scene. Police spokeswoman Ivana Jezkova said investigators
recovered one more body during the day.
The victims were not identified, but Czech public
radio and television stations say they were probably homeless.
The building belonged to Czech Railways and was
abandoned for a year. Adamcova says no nearby buildings were
Authorities continue to investigate.