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02 Oct 2018 | 05:44 PM UTC

Russia: Mall fire in Saratov prompts evacuations October 2

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Fire breaks out at Saratov’s Triumf Mall October 2; mall evacuated and closed

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/1/2018, 11:00 PM until 10/2/2018, 10:59 PM (Europe/Moscow). COUNTRY/REGION Saratov

Event

A large fire broke out at the Triumf Mall in the Russian city of Saratov on Tuesday, October 2, prompting local authorities to evacuate the mall. No fatalities have been reported by emergency services, although at least one person is receiving treatment for burns by doctors on site. Local reports indicate the blaze was caused by a malfunctioning fryer in a cafe. Localized transportation disruptions are to be anticipated surrounding the mall in the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Saratov are advised to avoid the affected area, monitor the situation, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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