At least 16 people died in fire broke out at a warehouse in Moscow

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At least 16 people died in a fire that broke out at a Moscow warehouse on Saturday morning, Russian authorities said, reports BSS.

“When the fire was being put out, a room that had been cut off by the flames was discovered,” TASS news agency quoted the regional branch of the emergency ministry’s press service as saying.

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“Firefighters tore down the wall and found 16 dead.”

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Emergency workers arrived at the scene at 0500 GMT to put out a blaze that had engulfed 200 square metres of a warehouse in an industrial zone in the Russian capital’s north. The fire was extinguished at around 0700 GMT, authorities said.

A police source told Russian new agencies that the victims were likely migrants from former Soviet republics and that the warehouse belonged to a local printing company.

Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin wrote on Twitter that the city would probe the incident. The cause of the blaze remains unknown. A criminal investigation was launched to determine whether it erupted due to arson or negligence.

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