11 Jul 2019 13:19

Five hurt in Mytishchy power plant fire - Emergency Situations Ministry's update

MOSCOW. July 11 (Interfax) - Five people have been injured in a fire at Thermal Power Plant 27 in the town of Mytishchy in the Moscow region, the press service of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry told Interfax.

"According to an updated report of the Zashchita Russian National Center for Disaster Medicine, five people have been hurt," it said.

Eight injuries were reported at first; their number was reduced to seven later.

Two helicopters and two firefighting trains have been sent to the scene of the fire.

A representative of the Moscow Regional Healthcare Ministry told Interfax that six people had sought medical aid after the fire.

"As of 12:15 p.m., six people with light burns; first and second degree, sought medical assistance," the representative said.

The patients will probably be admitted to the Lyubertsy hospital, he said, adding that local hospitals were also ready to take in the injured.