Six people died and 27 others were injured after a fire broke out at a defense research facility in the northwestern Russian city of Tver on Thursday, authorities in the Russian regions said. Tver.
The fire broke out in an administrative building of the Central Research Institute of the Aerospace Defense Forces, which falls under the Russian Defense Ministry. It quickly engulfed the top three floors of the building, forcing those inside to jump out of the windows and causing the roof to collapse.
Regional military prosecutors are investigating the cause of the fire. State-run Tass news agency said early findings pointed to aging wiring as a contributing factor.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry website, the institute focuses on research related to air and space defense, including the development of new anti-aircraft systems.
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