Thousand attend memorial for victims of apartment building explosion

Around a thousand people attended an ecumenical memorial service on Sunday for the victims of a gas explosion in an apartment building in the north Moravian town of Frenštát pod Radhoštěm. Police believe that the blast, which occurred two weeks ago, was started deliberately by one of the building’s residents, who was among the six people killed. Three of the dead were children. The outdoor service was attended by people from the town and residents of the local area.

Author: Ian Willoughby