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Safety issues raised over Pope's Youth Day Mass

Published 04/04/2016

The site for Pope Francis's July meeting with world youth in southern Poland has safety concerns
The site for Pope Francis's July meeting with world youth in southern Poland has safety concerns

The site for Pope Francis's July meeting with world youth in southern Poland poses a "high risk for the life and health of people", according to a leaked report.

Released by TVN24 television, the report from the Government Centre for Security reportedly says the planned World Youth Day Mass on July 31 lacks proper access and evacuation routes, a major power line runs nearby and a leak in the nearby dikes on the Vistula River could pose a threat.

TVN24 said the report was directed to the head of Prime Minister Beata Szydlo's office.

Ms Szydlo said the report will be used for improving the security of an event expected to attract some two million young people.

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