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12 killed in Moscow market fire: official

Twelve migrant workers were killed today when a fire tore through a market warehouse on the southern outskirts of Moscow, the city's emergencies ministry said.

world Updated: Apr 03, 2012 10:36 IST

Twelve migrant workers were killed on Tuesday when a fire tore through a market warehouse on the southern outskirts of Moscow, the city's emergencies ministry said.

"Twelve people died. They were migrant workers. We are trying to confirm which (ex-Soviet) republic they came from," an emergencies ministry spokesman told AFP.