Several were killed in the Moscow fire on Sunday

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At least five people were killed in Sunday’s fire at a central Moscow warehouse, emergency services claimed.

The fire started in the afternoon but was finally extinguished in the evening.

Five people were found dead and one injured during the inspection of the rubble,” rescuers in the Russian capital said on Sunday evening.

A Russian commission of inquiry reported that “the number of casualties is unknown” and said the tragedy was due to a “fire code violation”.

Russian news outlets reported up to seven deaths.

Accidental fires are common in Russia, often due to outdated equipment or violations of safety standards.

Nour el Houda Bouzammour

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