Fire destroys school in Bucharest, no victims reported. The school had no fire prevention permit

A strong fire broke out at school no 124 in Bucharest, more precisely in district 5 of the Capital, on Monday morning. A part of the roof has collapsed, while firemen have fought the flames fro about seven hours.

Fortunately, there have been no people caught up by the fire, at least there are no reports of victims so far. Pupils and teachers had a day off on Pentecost holiday on Monday.

The Bucharest Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU) have announced a fire had broken out at School no 124 on 10 Margeanului street, in district 5. The school had no storeys. The fire has been reported by the residents of the blocks of flats in the area around 3 a.m.

Later on, ISU said that the school had no fire prevention permit, but only a permit obtained in 2001 for consolidation works.

750 pupils were studying at school no.124, with three 8th grade classes. Fortunately, no one was inside the school at that hour and Monday was a day off due to the Pentecost holiday.

The school inspectors informed the pupils will be relocated to other schools, most probably to other three education units in the neighborhood. A decision will be soon taken if the school will be rehabilitated by the start of the next school year in September or it will be completely demolished.

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