facebook
twitter
search
search

Russian apartment blaze claims 5 lives

Dec. 16, 2012 at 9:25 AM

KOLOMNA, Russia, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A fire in an apartment building outside Moscow left five people dead, authorities said Sunday.

The cause of the blaze in Kolomna was not immediately known, the Investigative Committee said.

"Tonight, the investigative authorities received information that the bodies of five people -- four men and a woman -- were found after the fire was extinguished in the nine-story building," the committee said in a written statement.

RIA Novosti said the blaze was the latest in a rash of multi-fatality fires in the nation. Most have been traced to careless smoking and lax enforcement of safety rules during construction work.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
North Korea officials defecting in fear of rising executions
North Korea: Airport terminal is 'new face' of country
Texas police body cam video shows fatal shooting
North Korea seeks help from Iran in battle against drought
Volkswagen assembly robot kills worker