Eight firemen killed in warehouse fire in eastern Moscow — ministry

Baku, September 23, AZERTAC

Bodies of eight firemen, who were earlier announced missing as they were putting out a major blaze at a warehouse in the east of the Russian capital, have been discovered, a source in the Russian Emergencies Ministry told TASS.

"The bodies of eight firemen were discovered…, " the source said. "We have been hoping until the very last minute that they were alive."

The press service of the Emergencies Ministry reported firefighters have extinguished the fire at the warehouse of plastic goods.

"At 07:44, the fire was extinguished," the source said.

The ministry's spokesman said that rescuers also prevented an explosion of 30 cylinders containing household gas in the blazing warehouse for plastic goods. Firefighters also discharged 67 kg (148 pounds) of ammonium from the compressor facility.

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