MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A firefighter was killed while responding to a massive blaze that broke out at the Nevskaya Manufaktura factory in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, a spokesperson for the emergency services said on Monday.
“The body of a deceased firefighter has been found,” the spokesperson said, adding that the man was first listed as missing.
Earlier in the day, the Ministry of Emergency Situations said that 40 people were evacuated from a four-story historic building. Two of them sustained burns.
Videos from the scene emerged online, showing the factory engulfed in huge flames.
В Петербурге произошел пожар на фабрике “Невская мануфактура” на Октябрьской набережной. pic.twitter.com/OQWt6cdA4o
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