St. Petersburg Fire Claims Six Lives

Six people died early on Monday in a fire in the northwestern Russian city of St. Petersburg, an emergencies services official said.

“A fire occurred in a three-room apartment on the fifth floor of a building on Kondratyevsky Avenue. The apartment burned down,” the official said, adding that the building was vacant.

He said five people died on the site and a sixth one tried to escape through a window but failed to survive the fall.

“Relevant services are finding out why people were inside the building. Their identities are being established,” the official said.


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