Hostel Fire Killed Eight People


On Wednesday morning, a large fire was reported at the hostel in the centre of Riga (Latvia), State Fire and Rescue Service confirmed.

The emergency team managed to evacuate twenty-four people from the building, but unfortunately, they found eight people dead in the flame-affected rooms. At least nine more people were injured, and they are in medical care.

Per some reports, the hostel was illegal. Allegedly, Riga Construction Board has decided to close the facility because of arbitrary construction, but the owner did not cooperate with the responsible services.

If there is a possibility that someone you know may have been in this hostel, please call +371 67829250 or write an e-mail:, and state the data and characteristics of the alleged victim - gender, name, special features, possible clothing, and provide your contact information.


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