Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

This information was reported by the BBC on Monday (June 24) in a report on the Russian state news agency TASS.

Emergency services officials told TAS that the fire broke out in an office building in Fryzino, about 25 kilometers northeast of the capital Moscow. Only one person was rescued from there alive.

A local emergency service official said six people died in the fire inside the office. Two others died after jumping out of the window to escape the fire.

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A video circulating online showed thick smoke billowing from the top floor of the eight-story complex. The building once housed the Platan Research Institute and defense industry, said Tas.

However, Russian-owned electronics company Ruselectronics said in a statement that the building has been privately owned since 1990.

Regional Governor Andrey Vorobyov said a 34-year-old man rescued from the building was taken to hospital in critical condition. Besides, two injured firemen are also being treated.

Officials of the Ministry of Emergency Services said that more than 100 experts and two helicopters are working to extinguish the fire. However it was not immediately known how the fire started.



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