Five killed by residential building fire in Russia



MOSCOW, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Five people were found dead Tuesday after a fire broke out in an apartment building in Syktyvkar, capital city of north Russia's Komi Republic, the TASS news agency reported.

According to the local department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, the fire had engulfed the private residential building by the time rescue services arrived at the scene.

All the victims were adults and their identities are currently being verified, said TASS.

The now extinguished fire broke out at 6:00 Moscow time (0900 GMT), covering an area of 49 square meters. Enditem