Four people have been killed in a fire at a retirement home, with 16 others injured.
Four people have been killed in a fire at a retirement home, with 16 others injured.

Retirement home fire kills four

A fire in a retirement home in Moscow has killed four people and injured 16 others but firefighters managed to rescue 50 people from the burning building, emergency officials say.

The fire broke out on Wednesday night in the basement of the building and quickly spread to the ground floor. It was most likely caused by a malfunctioning electric cable, authorities said.

The retirement home in northwest Moscow housed elderly people with limited mobility, according to Russian media reports.

Fifteen men and women aged 66-90 remained hospitalised on Thursday with injuries from burns and smoke inhalation, the Interfax news agency reported. All were reported in grave condition, and four were put on ventilators, Interfax said. One person was apparently discharged.

Police have launched a criminal probe into the fire.

Originally published as Moscow retirement home fire kills four


QLD election: Where to vote this Saturday

QLD election: Where to vote this Saturday

QLD election day 2020: Full list of polling booths for Saturday 31

Cecil Plain’s fatal crash victim laid to rest following $10k GoFundMe

Premium Content Cecil Plain’s fatal crash victim laid to rest following $10k...

MORE than $10,000 was donated for the teenager’s funeral this month, with the...

Showering motel guest targeted by opportunistic thieves

Premium Content Showering motel guest targeted by opportunistic thieves

A CAR stolen from a Chinchilla motel has highlighted why it’s a good idea to lock...