WORLD 8 dead in portable cabins fire outside Moscow

WORLD

8 dead in portable cabins fire outside Moscow

Xinhua

21:08, January 07, 2020

MOSCOW, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- At least eight people were killed in a fire that engulfed metal-frame portable cabins in a greenhouse complex in the Moscow region on Tuesday, TASS news agency reported.

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In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service, Emergency Situations employees work at the side of the metal construction of a greenhouse farm in Nesterovo, suburb of Nesterovo, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Photo by AP)

The blaze started at about 5 a.m. Moscow time (0200 GMT) on an area of 240 square meters, TASS said, citing the Ministry of Emergency Situation.

All of the deceased are presumably Tajiks, and the fire was possibly caused by a short circuit from heating appliances, according to the report.

The number of migrant workers living in the portable cabins is being verified.

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