Six children among 10 dead in Russia house fires

MOSCOW, Six children and four adults died in housefires in several Russian cities on Sunday, Russian media reported.

Three toddlers died in a house fire in a village in Bashkortostan, a region

south of the Ural mountains, news agency RIA Novosti reported.

The children, a twoyearold and two fouryearolds, were reportedly left

home alone, the agency said.

Interfax news agency said two more children died in a house fire on Sunday

in the village of Krasny Kut, in the southern Saratov region.

And the Emergency Situations Ministry in Tatarstan, a republic in central

Russia, said a toddler and two adults were killed in a house fire on Sunday

in Kazan, the main city.

Another two adults died and three children were injured on Sunday when a

dormitory caught fire in Peresvet, a town in the Moscow region, RIA Novosti


Fire safety rules are often violated in Russia as a result of corruption,

with officials often granting building permits in exchange for bribes.

In March, 64 people died � 41 of them children � when a shopping centre

caught fire in the Siberian city Kemerovo.

Following the tragedy, local prosecutors were ordered to check safety

regulations at shopping malls and other cultural and entertainment sites

across Russia.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)