Three children among 12 people killed in Moscow workshop fire

Three children among 12 people killed in Moscow workshop fire

A fire at a textile workshop in Moscow has killed 12 people, including three children.

The blaze erupted late on Saturday in north-eastern Moscow, Russia’s Investigative Committee said.

It engulfed an area of 3,000 square metres. The Committee said arson is one of the possible causes.

Russian children’s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov confirmed three children including a baby were among those who died. He said the victims were migrant workers who lived next to their workplace.

It took several dozen fire engines a few hours to extinguish the blaze and investigators are continuing to rummage through the rubble for evidence.

More in this Section

East Africa hit by most serious locust outbreak in 25 yearsEast Africa hit by most serious locust outbreak in 25 years

Farage accuses Government of being embarrassed by Brexit over Big Ben farceFarage accuses Government of being embarrassed by Brexit over Big Ben farce

Louvre closed amid strikes over pension plans in ParisLouvre closed amid strikes over pension plans in Paris

Tommy Robinson video admissible in football banning order case – judgeTommy Robinson video admissible in football banning order case – judge


Lifestyle

So I’ve booked my holidays. And before you ask, yes, I’m basing it around food and wine. I’ll report back in July, but I thought readers might be interested in my plan should you be thinking about a similar holiday.Wines to pick up on a trip to France

Esther N McCarthy is on a roll for the new year with sustainable solutions, cool citruses and vintage vibes.Wish List: Sustainable solutions, cool citruses and vintage vibes

They have absolutely nothing really to do with Jerusalem or indeed with any type of artichoke, so what exactly are these curious little tubers?Currabinny Cooks: Exploring the versatility of Jerusalem artichokes

Arlene Harris talks to three women who have stayed on good terms with their ex.The ex-factor: Three women on staying friends with their former partner

More From The Irish Examiner