Seven people, including 5 children killed in Russian residential fire

Sat 19 Oct 2019 19:28 GMT | 23:28 Local Time

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Seven people were killed in a fire in a residential building in western Russia, APA reports citing TASS news agency.

The fire reportedly occurred at 4:48 a.m. local time (0148 GMT) in a two-story apartment building in Rostov of the Yaroslavl region, 250 km northeast of Moscow.

Earlier reports said five children and an adult were killed.

According to Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations, 600 square meters of the building roof were completely burnt out.

The Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case over the incident. 

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