Tuesday 15 December 2020

Retirement home fire kills 11 in Russia

WION reports that eleven elderly people with mobility issues died after being trapped in a burning retirement home in the early hours of Tuesday in the Russian region of Bashkortostan in the Urals mountains.

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Fire at Russian care home kills 11 elderly residents with mobility issues

Unfortunately, eleven elderly residents were killed in a fire at a care home in Bashkortostan, Russia. This happened early on Tuesday morning, according to the state-run news outlet Tass.

The people had mobility issues and could not be quickly evacuated, the Russian news agency Interfax reported.

Four people managed to escape the burning building in the village of Ishbuldino, Abzelilovsky district before firefighters arrived.

District authorities said that one of the survivors was a female staff member and three were residents who she managed to lead out of the one-story wooden building, Interfax reported.

The intense fire burned for more than 3 hours until the flames were extinguished.

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