Arson may have caused a fire that killed a family of nine on early Friday in Russia’s Urals Perm region, regional investigators said.
“According to the preliminary results of the investigation, arson was likely to have caused the fire… A 34-year-old man, his wife and their seven 4-13 year-olds children died from carbon monoxide poisoning,” the regional Investigative Committee said in a statement.
A family of nine people, including five boys, two girls and two adults were killed on Friday in a house fire in the village of Mokhovoye in Perm region.
The only family member who survived the tragedy was the eighth child who was away from the house with his grandmother.
Investigators have opened a case on the charges of killing over two people that carries a punishment of up to life sentence.