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Posted at: Jul 12, 2019, 7:32 AM; last updated: Jul 12, 2019, 7:32 AM (IST)

1 dead in Russian plant blaze

1 dead in Russian plant blaze
Smoke rises from a fire at a power generating station in Moscow.

MOSCOW, July 11

A woman was killed and 13 persons were injured in a major fire at a power station in the Moscow region on Thursday that was put out by firefighters, the emergencies ministry and Russian media said.

“The open flames have been extinguished,” Interfax news agency cited the emergencies ministry as saying.

Earlier, huge flames could be seen leaping into the sky and black smoke belched from Thermal Power Station-27 in Moscow’s Mytishchi district. .

The Mosenergo power generation company said the fire broke out in a natural gas pipeline outside the power station and the facility’s power generating equipment was not damaged.

The blaze had spread to a warehouse and nearby buildings including a youth hostel, Interfax said. — Reuters

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