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At least 11 killed in Russian residential fire

Published on : 21 January, 2020 10:55 am

At least 11 people were killed Tuesday in a fire that engulfed a residential building in the village of Prichulymsky in Russia’s Tomsk region, local media reported.

“At 07:03 Moscow time (0403 GMT), the body of an eleventh person was discovered,” the Emergencies Ministry was quoted as saying in a statement. The wooden building went up in flames early Tuesday morning, killing 11 people while two others managed to escape.

The opening of a criminal case into the cause of the fire has been announced by investigators, said the Emergencies Ministry.

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