Emergencies ministry reveals preliminary cause of deadly blaze at Almaty hostel

Almaty hostel fire
Photo credit: Alexander Pavsky/ Kazinform

The Kazakh Emergencies Minister Syrym Sharipkhanov revealed the preliminary cause of a hostel fire in Almaty in late November, Kazinform News Agency reports.

Short circuit or cigarette stub or a match have been preliminary determined as the cause of the fatal fire that killed several people in Almaty hostel, Sharipkhanov told the Government meeting on Tuesday.

Recall that the hostel fire in Almaty on Nov. 30, 2023 claimed lives of 13 people.

A criminal investigation has been launched into the cause of the hostel fire.

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