Prisoners evacuated after fire at Pankrác prison

Around 440 people were evacuated from Prague’s Pankrác prison on Thursday night after a fire broke out in the prison courtyard. Inmates were moved out of danger from one part of the building to another but were not freed from the prison area. Two people were trated after inhaling smoke. The prisoners were later returned to their cells. The blaze was caused when building material stored in the courtyard caught fire.

Author: Chris Johnstone