Friday, November 17, 2017

Eight die in Yekaterinburg fire

Eight people died in a recent Yekaterinburg fire.

The fire was reported to the local branch of the Emergency Situations Ministry on Wednesday at 6:23 a.m. local time, Itar-Tass reports.

Firefighters arrived at the site, where a one story administrative building was burning on Sibirka Street. The fire was extinguished at 8:41 a.m.

After the debris was cleared, eight bodies were discovered.

Investigators, fire research experts, police and prosecutors are working at the scene, according to Itar-Tass.

Preliminary reports say that the victims were members of a construction team. An investigation is currently underway.