15 killed in Russia cafe blaze after flare gun discharged

12:55 PM Nov 05, 2022 | PTI |

Moscow: A fire in a cafe in the Russian city of Kostroma killed 15 people on Saturday, emergency said.


The blaze erupted in the early hours after someone apparently used a flare gun during a dispute, authorities said. Rescuers were able to evacuate 250 people. Kostroma is located roughly 340 kilometers (210 miles) north of Moscow.

The roof of the cafe collapsed during the fire. A criminal investigation has been launched, and the police are searching for the person who used the flare gun.


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