Condition of 4 injured in fire in shopping center "Rio" in the North-East remains difficult. Total hospital 14 people. Experts to investigate the cause of the fire. The fire started in the evening. Inside there were 3 thousand customers and employees of the center.
Only thanks to the professionalism of firefighters it was succeeded to avoid the tragedy. The head of the fire service gave his mask to save one of the visitors. A few people, so as not to suffocate the acrid smoke, hiding in the fridge.
A fire in a shopping centre I feel the strength of all the operational services of the city. The victims were taken to hospital by helicopter, by rail to the place of the accident arrived a special train. Black smoke stretched for miles. And so almost 5 hours. The scale of the disaster seemed critical. In the first minutes after the fire in the store of panic and chaos. Visitors fled from the fire in all directions. Shopping arcade on the ground floor, where the fair of textile, stroke ignited. Those who could not flee, save had doctors.
From carbon monoxide injured 18 people. For the life of 4 of them rescuers struggled for hours. During the fire, people were in darkness, and almost without air. The grade of fire - the fourth. In the language of rescue is almost a disaster. There were 245 people. Cotton and synthetics have left firefighters and a chance for a quick victory. Presumably, all has occurred from-for short circuit.
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