Fire engulfs Moscow business center, people feared trapped


MOSCOW: A massive fire engulfed a business center in western Moscow and officials said Friday that several people could be trapped.
Russian emergency officials engaged 180 firefighters, dozens of vehicles and three helicopters to combat the fire.
They said 125 people were rescued from the building, and rescue crews searched for anyone who might still be inside.
Russia’s newly appointed emergencies minister, Alexander Kurenkov, went to the site to oversee the firefighting efforts.
Authorities didn’t name a possible cause of the fire. Russian news reports pointed to a short circuit as likely sparking the blaze.


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