Vietnamese embassy identifies Moscow farm fire victims

January 08, 2020 | 20:10
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Representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia have been working with local authorities to verify the identity of victims of a greenhouse farm fire in Moscow who are suspected to be Vietnamese migrants.
vietnamese embassy identifies moscow farm fire victims
Russian Emergency Situations employees work at the side of the metal construction of a greenhouse farm in a Moscow suburb after the fire. (Photo: AP)

In a meeting with the embassy, Ramensky district’s police confirmed that a fire broke out at a greenhouse farm in Ramensky district on the outskirts of Moscow on January 8, killing eight people and injuring one woman. The female victim was severely burned and immediately taken to hospital.

The deceased includes three men and three women while the two others have yet to be identified. The bodies have been carried to a mortuary and will be examined for identification on January 9.

A Vietnamese passport was found by the local police at the scene, according to the embassy.

Representatives from the embassy told the Vietnam News Agency’s correspondent in Moscow that they are ready to take citizen protection measures if necessary.


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