4 May 2021 13:20

Hotel fire in southeastern Moscow leaves 2 dead, 14 hospitalized - healthcare dept

MOSCOW. May 4 (Interfax) - Two people are dead and 14 have found themselves in the hospital after a fire broke out in a hotel on Moscow's 6th Kozhukhovskaya Street, the city healthcare department said in a statement.

"Fourteen people, including eight children, have been hospitalized as a result of the fire. Two adults are dead," the statement said.

Another adult is in critical condition, it said.

"The children who have been hospitalized are receiving full medical attendance; their condition is fair and not life threatening," the statement said.

Four teams from the Emergency Medical Care Center and 15 teams of emergency medical technicians worked at the site of the fire.

It was reported earlier that a hotel on Moscow's 6th Kozhukhovskaya Street had caught fire in the early hours of Tuesday. There were over 300 guests at the hotel when the fire started. One man died in the fire. Those who were injured, including minors, were taken to hospitals for diagnostics and treatment.

A source told Interfax earlier that two persons died in the fire and that 14 had been hospitalized.

The Moscow branch of the Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case on counts of unsafe services leading to death through negligence.