Death toll in Moscow apartment building fire reaches seven

Baku, February 4, AZERTAC

The death toll from a fire in an apartment building in downtown Moscow has risen to seven, a law enforcement source told TASS.

"One more body has been recovered. Experts continue work at the fire scene," he said.

Information about the victims is being verified.

The fire erupted at about 01:40 Moscow time (22:40 GMT on Sunday). A total of 42 people, including eight children, were evacuated from the seven-storey building. At about 05:00 (02:00 GMT), firefighters extinguished the blaze, which had engulfed more than 1,500 square meters on the fifth and sixth floors.

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