Fire breaks out in Serbia's top-security prison

The Associated PressPublished: May 15, 2007

BELGRADE, Serbia: A fire broke out Tuesday in Serbia's top-security prison, triggering a series of gas explosions and sending plumes of smoke across a residential area in the capital.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire in Belgrade's Central Prison, which, apart from convicted criminals, holds war crimes suspects and the alleged assassins of reformist Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic.

The Beta news agency quoted Serbian police as saying that the fire engulfed an outer part of the prison compound, but that the situation was "under control." No injuries were reported.

The prison is located in a residential Belgrade area relatively close to the city center. The late Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic was held there for months before he was handed over to a U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, in 2001.

Suspects in the assassination of Djindjic, who was gunned down in March 2003, are currently held there as they await a May 23 verdict in their trial.


Da nije zato bila onolika policija u gradu sinoc?

Uostalom , celo vece mi je bilo nekako cudno... (gledajuci skupstinu) cak sam u jednom momentu imala osecaj da ce da se desi neki puc, revolucija ili ko zna sta...


Izvinjavam se sto nemam prevod ali kasno sam dobila ovo, ako neko zeli da prevede - slobodno!