Shopping mall caught on fire in Moscow: one died, six victims

Source : 112 Ukraine

Toys' store was on fire; 300 people were evacuated
16:20, 4 April 2018

A shopping mall caught on fire in Moscow and 300 people were evacuated as Interfax reported.

The fire took place in a store. The Emergency Service reported on the elimination of the open fire in the mall.

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The NTV reported on one deceased and one victim.

'The victim evacuated from the burning building died in the ambulance. He could not be revived', the source said.

RIA News reported three suffered rescuers. Two of them got the heat stroke and one suffocated.

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Later RSN reported that six firemen suffered during the fighting the fire in the Moscow shopping mall. Ilya Denisov, the Head of Chief Directorate of the Emergency Service of Moscow claimed this.

'Six workers of the fire garrison are affected. They were hospitalized. One of them is in the serious condition, the others are moderately wounded', he said.

Also, Denisov explained that died person could not find the emergency exit.

'One person was disoriented and did not succeed to find the emergency exit', he said.

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As it was reported earlier, the shopping mall caught fire in the Russian city of Kemerovo on March 25. According to the Emergency Service, the fire occurred on the fourth floor where the cinema and children’s playgrounds were situated. The Investigative Committee of Russia considers two version of the tragedy: short circuit or use of the open fire.

According to the last data, 64 people died. It was noted that 41 of them are children. As at March 28, 27 bodies were identified.

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