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Fire in sawmill in Siberian village, 11 Uzbek labourers Murdered

A fire in a sawmill at a village in Russia’s Siberia killed 11 people and wounded two this afternoon, emergency officials said. 1 individual remains unaccounted for.

The fire broke out at one story wooden building rented through an unnamed Chinese firm and utilized as a dormitory for its sawmill employees, local police said. Firefighters fought the blaze for over two hours.

A total of 14 individuals — Uzbek, Tajik and Chinese nationals — dwelt in the construction. Two employees could escape but continuing injuries. The destiny of the end occupant is unknown.

Russian authorities have started a criminal investigation.

Uzbek officials stated they had been focusing on identifying the bodies and hauling them back to Uzbekistan.

Earlier this month that a fire in a suburban farm at a Moscow suburb murdered eight migrant workers from Vietnam.