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Fire at Budapest Halls of Residence Suspected Arson

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.02.01.

It is suspected that a recent fire at a university hall of residence in Budapest’s 9th district, which claimed a life, was arson, the Budapest police chief said on Friday.

The fire that gutted the Károli Gáspár Reformed University dormitory on Jan. 23 was started on purpose, Tamás Terdik told a press conference. Three young people from Budapest have been interviewed by police on suspicion of endangering the public and they admitted to starting the fire, he added.

Terdik said the suspects expressed remorse. So far they have not been taken into custody, he added.

featured photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI