Deadly Blaze Hits Moscow Market Warehouse

At least 12 people have been killed after fire swept through a market warehouse in southern Moscow, officials say.

Deadly blaze hits Moscow market warehouse

At least 12 people have been killed after fire swept through a market warehouse in southern Moscow, officials say.

The victims were migrant workers, AFP news agency quoted the city's emergencies ministry as saying.

The building had been used as living quarters for market vendors, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.

The fire at Kachalovsky market came hours after a blaze at a skyscraper in Moscow, in which no-one was hurt.

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

The fire broke out at about 04:50 (00:50 GMT) and was extinguished some three hours later, RIA Novosti said, citing officials.