Seven people die in a factory fire in western Russia

At least seven people died on Friday in a fire in a factory in Russia’s Riazan region in the west of the country, the authorities confirmed.

According to preliminary information, the Russian Emergency Ministry has admitted one person to the hospital and reported nine as missing, according to the Sputnik news agency.

Seven people die in a factory fire in western Russia
Seven people die in a factory fire in western Russia

Likewise, the provincial health ministry has spoken of five deaths, adding that the fire was caused by a breach of procedures, without giving any further details.

Local emergency services, for their part, pointed out in statements to Sputnik that the flames broke out in the gunpowder workshop without pointing out possible causes of the event.

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