The owner (and his brother) of the pizzeria that burned down a few days ago in Tampere, Finland in which three people died, is an Iraqi. The Tundra Tabloids reported that the day the story broke on these pages. It was the very first thought that came into the TT’s mind when mulling over the story, in comparison to the state broadcaster, YLE, which mentioned possible “racist” anti-immigrant connections. KGS

NOTE: Deep down they’re most likely disappointed that it wasn’t racially or anti-immigrant motivated. That it was the Iraqis themselves, kind of throws a monkey wrench into things, now doesn’t it?

YLE: Police in Tampere want to remand in custody the owner of a pizzeria and his brother in conection with Monday’s fatal fire. Both have been detained by police since Monday for questioning in the case of suspected arson.

Two others are in police custody suspected of an involvement in setting the blaze. A decision of whether to hold the suspects on remand will be made on Friday by the Pirkanmaa District Court.

Police are continuing their investigations but have been reticent to discuss details. So far, a motive has not been established.

The blaze that began at the pizzeria in Tampere’s main thoroughfare early Monday killed three people and injured five.

Accident investigators said on Thursday, the explosive force of the fire had caused a blast wave to demolish a door leading to the corridor inside the building. This had filled with toxic gases.

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