World Europe 23 Sep 2016 Eight Russian firefi ...

Eight Russian firefighters killed in Moscow blaze: official

AFP
Published Sep 23, 2016, 12:32 pm IST
Updated Sep 23, 2016, 12:32 pm IST
The bodies of the firemen were discovered after they lost contact as they fought to extinguish the huge blaze evening at a plastics depot.
The fire started Thursday evening at a plastics depot on the edge of the Russian capital, the emergency services ministry said in a statement. (Photo: Representational Image/AP)
 The fire started Thursday evening at a plastics depot on the edge of the Russian capital, the emergency services ministry said in a statement. (Photo: Representational Image/AP)

Moscow: Eight Russian firefighters were killed as they battled a blaze at a warehouse in eastern Moscow, officials said Friday, in the latest deadly fire to hit the city.

The bodies of the firemen were discovered after they lost contact as they fought to extinguish the huge blaze that started Thursday evening at a plastics depot on the edge of the Russian capital, the emergency services ministry said in a statement.

 

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