moscow - All seventeen workers were killed Saturday in a fire in a printing house in Moscow were young women. The women came from the former Soviet Republic of Kyrgyzstan, said a representative of the Kyrgyz community in Moscow.
The fire broke according Abdygany Sjakirov during a shift in the printing business. The women are changing and could not escape through the smoke. There were conflicting reports whether the Kyrgyz only worked in the printing, or illegally also attended. Russia and Kyrgyzstan are part of a customs union and employs an estimated half a million Kyrgyz in Russia.
Sixteen deaths were found in the printing, the seventeenth victim died later at a hospital, said Mayor Sergei Sobjanin.
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The federal police shall investigate. A representative of the Ministry for Emergency Situations, Ilya Denisov, told the television station Rossiya-24 that the fire was caused by a broken lamp.
In January, twelve people died in a fire at a garment factory in Moscow.