close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Russian nightclub fire toll rises to 152

The toll in the Dec 5 deadly blaze at a nightclub in the Russian city of Perm has risen to 152, the regional emergencies service said in a statement on Friday.



Moscow: The toll in the Dec 5 deadly blaze at a nightclub in the Russian city of Perm has risen to 152, the regional emergencies service said in a statement on Friday.

"On Thursday, Dec 24, two women died in Moscow hospitals," the statement said.

A total of 74 people remain in hospitals. Doctors say victims suffered extensive burns and severe respiratory injuries.

The fire began in the Lame Horse night club after an indoor firework display went wrong, causing the wicker-decorated ceiling to catch fire. The death toll from the tragedy has risen steadily throughout the recent weeks.

The Perm fire was the deadliest Russia has seen in half a century. In 1961, 110 people, including 106 children, died in a fire that broke out in a wooden school in Chuvashia.

s
Russia has an appalling fire-safety record.

According to the country`s emergency services, 15,165 people, including 584 children, died in fires across the country in 2008. In the US, which has more than twice the population, the figure is around 3,400 deaths a year.

IANS

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

Video: Suspected Kashmiri militants play cricket with AK47 as wicket

Nice, France: A year later, through the eyes of a Muslim

Top 5 inventions from Israel (Tech check)

Judaism, India's oldest foreign religion

Vegetarian beef farmer puts cows to pasture

Disabled dogs in Taiwan get hot new wheels