Eleven dead in Russia building fire

Eleven dead in Russia building fire

Agency News

Moscow, Jan 21: A fire broke out in a single-storey wooden building in the village of Prichulymsky in Russia’s Tomsk region, killing at least 11 people, the regional department of the Emergencies Ministry said on Tuesday.

Earlier in the morning, the confirmed number of deaths in the fire was six, but this figure has since been revised, Sputnik reported.

"As of 07:03 hrs (04:03 GMT), eleven bodies have been recovered," the news agency quoted the ministry as saying, citing the statement.

The Tomsk regional branch of the Russian Investigative Committee announced the opening of criminal proceedings into the fire.(UNI)