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Russia: EMERCOM reports at least 16 dead from scene of Moscow fire01:47

Russia: EMERCOM reports at least 16 dead from scene of Moscow fire

Russian Federation, Moscow
August 27, 2016 at 09:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

At least 17 people have been confirmed dead after a blaze ripped through a warehouse in the northeast of Moscow, Saturday morning.

The Russian Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM) reported that as the fire was being extinguished, firefighters discovered a room cut off by the blaze. After breaking through a wall into the room, they discovered 16 bodies. They are all reportedly migrant workers and died from suffocation.

Twelve people were rescued from the fire, according to EMERCOM, with one victim later succumbing to their injuries in hospital.

Moscow authorities are investigating the source of the fire.

Russia: EMERCOM reports at least 16 dead from scene of Moscow fire01:47
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At least 17 people have been confirmed dead after a blaze ripped through a warehouse in the northeast of Moscow, Saturday morning.

The Russian Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM) reported that as the fire was being extinguished, firefighters discovered a room cut off by the blaze. After breaking through a wall into the room, they discovered 16 bodies. They are all reportedly migrant workers and died from suffocation.

Twelve people were rescued from the fire, according to EMERCOM, with one victim later succumbing to their injuries in hospital.

Moscow authorities are investigating the source of the fire.

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