- miniszterelnok.hu - https://2015-2022.miniszterelnok.hu/prime-minister-viktor-orban-offered-governments-help-with-repair-of-fire-damage-to-university-residence-in-budapest/ -

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán offered government’s help with repair of fire damage to university residence in Budapest

Mr Orbán offered the government’s help with the repair of the damage caused by the fire and the refurbishment of the building, he said.

According to the communication of police.hu, the second and third floors of the student residence caught fire. During the firefighting operations, a burnt body was found on the stairs on the third floor. Máté Kisdi, spokesperson for the Metropolitan Directorate for Disaster Management told MTI on Wednesday that more than sixty metropolitan firefighters rushed to the scene in twenty fire engines. Some 80 people had to leave the building; they can wait on board a hospitality bus until the firefighting efforts are completed.

The Reformed Church in Hungary informed MTI that 130 students reside in the student residence, but not everyone was in the building at the time of the first because many of them went home during the examination period. The 9th district municipality and the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Hungary, too, have offered help with providing temporary accommodation for the students.

The building at Ráday utca 28 also accommodates the archives of the Reformed Church Diocese of Dunamellék, the Ráday Library, the Török Pál Faculty Library and the Bible Museum. The Ráday student residence provides accommodation primarily for the students of the Theology Faculty of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, the Reformed Church in Hungary informed MTI.