Four killed in Russian apartment fire

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 02:40 hrs

Moscow, Dec 27 (IANS) At least four people were killed and six hospitalised after a fire broke out in an apartment building in Russian city of St. Petersburg.

Authorities were investigating the causes of the fire which occurred in one of St. Petersburg's converted Soviet-era communal apartment complexes, Xinhua reported Wednesday.

While arson could not be ruled out initially, problems with old electrical and gas networks seem more probable.

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