Seven die in Siberia residential house fire

Published: November 06, 2018 13:00:53 | Updated: November 09, 2018 14:35:23

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Seven people have died in a fire in a residential house in the town of Yugra in Russia’s southwestern Siberian Kemerovo Region, a source in emergencies services told TASS on Tuesday.

“The fire was extinguished <…> According to preliminary reports, seven people died in the fire – two adults and five children. Two more people – one adult and one child – were hospitalised,” the source said.

Reasons of the incident are being established. The local department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry confirmed to TASS that the fire report was received at 12:20am Moscow time, and that the fire was extinguished at 1:19am Moscow time.

“Nineteen people and five units of equipment were involved in extinguishing the fire,” the ministry said.

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