Ten (10) Uzbek workers and one Russian were confirmed dead on Tuesday (21/01/2020) after a one-storey wooden shack in a Siberian village in Tomsk was rocked by a ghastly inferno.
Authorities say that the fire started from a private sawmill in the Prichulymsky settlement area.
The statement was released by Russia’s emergencies ministry stating that the bodies of the deceased have all been found. Officials have since been charged by the Regional Governor to conduct a thorough investigation into the state of fire safety in the region.
In response to the incident, officials stated that they have opened a criminal investigation into a possible case of negligent manslaughter. Authorities also noted the below-standard conditions of the shack which accommodates workers while promising to unravel the cause of the fire.
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