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Six dead, dozens injured in Russian apartment fire

Other News Materials 6 May 2011 15:26 (UTC +04:00)
Six persons died and dozens were injured in an apartment fire in south-eastern Russia, officials said Friday.
Six dead, dozens injured in Russian apartment fire

Six persons died and dozens were injured in an apartment fire in south-eastern Russia, officials said Friday.

The blaze struck a nine-story building in the Volga River city Samara, some 700 kilometres south-east of Moscow, DPA reported.

A total 39 persons were injured of whom 8 were hospitalised, said Oleg Zugeev, in a Ministry of Emergency Situations statement.

The fire broke out in a ground floor store and spread rapidly four stories upward. The cause the blaze was unclear.

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