January 31, 2016 / 11:50 AM / 4 years ago

Twelve people dead after fire at a sewing room in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Twelve people were found dead after a fire in a sewing room in Moscow, Russia’s Investigative Committee said on Sunday.

The committee, which has opened a criminal case over the fire, said the blaze broke out late on Saturday. It was investigating possible causes, including a technical problem or deliberate arson.

Interfax news agency said that according to preliminary information, among the 12 people dead was a small child. The rest were workers from Central Asia.

Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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