Slovakia: explosion in a house inhabited by Roma was obviously intentional criminal act
Explosion damaged a family house bought and reconstructed by a Roma family from
Kremarok, in municipality K?íová Ves, yesterday early in the morning. Family of seven
members was to move into the exploded house. This is already second case of explosion of
Roma's family houses in course of a few months. Burst happened in cellar of yet uninhabited
house. Unknown perpetrator poured cellar with a combustible that he set on fire afterwards.
Consequently, explosion of cumulated exhalations happened. Damage has been estimated to
160.000 Czech crowns the least. Poprad´s police investigator began criminal prosecution of
public imperilment. "Coexistence of Roma and non-Roma people in the village is quite
tensioned, because most of the Roma living there are not able to adjust themselves to the
others. Nonetheless, it is very unfortunate to solve the matters this way. It only increases the
tension and coexistence becomes even more complicated," stated provost of the village.
There are 1755 citizens living in the village out of which 1242 are of the Roma origin.