|Published : 23 Sep 2016, 15:45:46|
Moscow fire kills 8 firefighters
Eight firefighters died while trying to extinguish a massive blaze at a plastics warehouse in Moscow, Russia's Emergencies Ministry said.
Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov said in Friday's statement the firefighters were working on the roof of the warehouse building to contain the fire when it collapsed, reports AP.
About 300 emergencies workers took part in combating the fire, which erupted Thursday and engulfed an area of up to 4,000 square meters (40,000 square feet). It took firefighters more than 14 hours to put it out. –RH