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AKIPRESS.COM - Seven people died in a fire in a hanger in the town of Kolpino, the Leningrad region, a source in the local emergencies agency told TASS.
"The fire scorched 600 square meters, a part of the building’s roof collapsed," the source said. "The fire was quickly extinguished, however, while cleaning up and removing debris from the fire, bodies of seven workers were found," he added.
Uzbek foreign ministry confirmed and identified the victims as citizens of Uzbekistan who worked at the hangar, where paving slabs were manufactured.
Their bodies were delivered to the homeland, the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan reported.