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7 Chinese people killed in a fire in Novosibirsk Region, Russia

By Qu Song (People's Daily)    10:04, January 05, 2018

Moscow (People's Daily)-Ten people, including seven Chinese, were killed after a fire broke out in the warehouse of a shoe factory in Chernochensk Village of Novosibirsk Region, Russia, RIA Novosti reported.

Victims also include two Kyrgyz and one Russian, it said.

The fire was reported to local fire authorities at 9 am local time after breaking out from a shoe factory in which stacked a large amount of finished shoes and raw materials.

The blaze swept about 2,000 square meters, and a large volume of toxic smoke was released from the burning shoes and raw materials, said the report.

It was rather difficult to put out the big fire due to the -35 C temperature. So far 26 fire engines and 90 fire fighters were dispatched to the scene.

According to the local authority, the fire was caused by an electrical fault.

(Compiled by Li Lei)

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