Tragedy in Moscow printing house: 17 citizens of Kyrgyzstan suffocated from smoke at night

Tragedy in  Moscow printing house: 17 citizens of Kyrgyzstan suffocated from  smoke at night

Today at around 08:00 MSK a fire started in one of the storage areas of the administrative and storage building of the typography of LTD ‘Printed Express’, located on the Altufyevskoe Highway in Moscow.

As a result, flames engulfed the entire four-storey building, the fire covered 200 square meters. During the firefighting 16 bodies were found in a room cut off from the fire exit. Firefighters had to break through a wall to get to the bodies. Another four victims were taken to the Sklifosovsky Institute and CCH 36. One of them subsequently died.

Another 12 people were rescued from the fire, TASS reports.

As it turned out, all the fire victims were citizens of Kyrgyzstan, representatives of the social organization of the Kyrgyz diaspora ‘Kyrgyz Birimdigi’ reported. ‘’According to preliminary data, among the dead on the Altufyevskoe Highway there were only women aged 20 to 25 years. They worked there. The bodies of the dead are now being identified at the scene,’’ the news agency Moscow reported.

One of the victims was a minor. "According to preliminary information, one of the victims is a 16-year-old girl, who should not have been working according to legislation, she did not have an employment contract," a representative of the Kyrgyz diaspora, Tursunbay Kurbatbekov, said.

The rest of the dead worked in the printing house legally, GU MVD reported. ‘’The people killed in a fire on the Altufyevskoe Highway, according to preliminary data, were in Moscow legally,’’ GU MVD emphasized, adding that according to signed international treaties, citizens of the EAEC countries do not need to obtain permits for employment in the Russian Federation.

In addition, according to the administration of the enterprise, all the employment contracts were signed.

The injured were visited by representatives of the Kyrgyz Embassy in Russia, according to a press release of the Foreign Ministry. "Their condition (of those affected) is rated as grave. Details about the woman who died on the way to hospital became known. She was Abdimamatova Aychurok Baitovna, born in 1990,’’ the department reported.

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