The fire occurred on the territory of the Border Directorate of the FSB of Russia in the Rostov region yesterday, March 16. In the utility rooms of the department, fuel and lubricants caught fire. By the morning of March 17, three people were known to have died as a result of the incident. Now there are four.
The fact that the body of another deceased was found under the rubble was reported to local journalists by a source in law enforcement agencies.
“Found on the first floor under the ruins of the collapsed second. Almost completely burned down,” he said.
After the fire started, they began to say that an explosion was heard on the territory of the department. Later, this was confirmed by the governor of the Rostov region Vasily Golubev.
“It was preliminarily established that the cause of the fire was a short circuit in the electrical wiring inside the building. The spreading fire caused explosions of containers with fuels and lubricants. The fire spread over an area of 800 square meters, as a result, two walls collapsed, ”he wrote in his Telegram channel.
The head of the region added that 63 personnel of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation and 14 pieces of equipment took part in extinguishing the fire.
According to the latest information from Don Mash, three people were hospitalized.
Prior to this, a major fire occurred in Ulyanovsk. Warehouses caught fire at the clothing market.