At least 12 dead in blaze at Moscow sewing factory

At least 12 people were killed, including three children, after a fire swept through a sewing factory in north-eastern Moscow, authorities said Sunday.

The blaze erupted late Saturday, damaging about 3,000 square meters of the building and causing a portion of the roof to collapse, Russian news agencies reported.

A preliminary probe indicates the fire was caused by arson and a murder investigation has been launched, the TASS news agency reported, citing anonymous law enforcement officials.

Last update: Sun, 31/01/2016 - 13:48
Author: 

More from Europe

EP Foreign Affairs Committee warns of rising tensions in W. Balkans

Members of the Committee on Foreign Affairs on Tuesday expressed concern over rising tensions and incendiary...

Gabriel set to become German foreign minister

Social Democrat chief Sigmar Gabriel is set to become Germany's foreign minister after deciding against standing as...

Gabriel proposes Schulz as the centre-left SPD's challenger to Merkel

German Social Democrat (SPD) chief Sigmar Gabriel said Tuesday he will not lead his centre-left party's challenge to...

Six killed in helicopter crash in earthquake-hit central Italy

A rescue helicopter crashed in central Italy on Tuesday, killing all six passengers on board as it returned from an...

German court tries Syrian asylum seeker accused of deli knife murder

A Syrian asylum seeker accused of killing his girlfriend with a deli knife and injuring passersby in southern town...