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12/9/2022, 9:43 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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At least one person killed in huge Moscow fire

At least one person has died in a blaze that engulfed the Mega Khimki shopping center in Moscow, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations confirmed on Friday.

A huge fire broke out in the OBI hypermarket within the complex in the suburbs, spreading to 18,000 square meters. Ministry official Sergey Poletykin stated that a possible cause was "a violation of safety rules during welding ... this is a preliminary version."

The state media reported that more than 70 firefighters and 20 emergency vehicles were dispatched, with the flames mostly brought under control.

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