At least 16 migrant workers, reportedly from Kyrgyzstan, have been killed, following a fire at a warehouse, in the Russian capital, Moscow.
At least 16 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan have died in a fire at a warehouse in Moscow, Russian authorities have said.
Firefighters arrived at 8am local time on Saturday at the scene, where a blaze had engulfed 200 sq metres of a warehouse in an industrial zone to the north of the Russian capital.
The fire on the fourth floor of the building, which is thought to belong to a printing company, was extinguished at about 10am, officials said.
Tass news agency quoted the Russian emergency ministry as saying: “When the fire was being put out, a room that had been cut off by the flames was discovered. Firefighters tore down the wall and found 16 dead.”
The head of the Moscow branch of the emergency ministry, Ilya Denisov, said the victims were from the former Soviet republic.