Fire kills 11 Uzbek labourers in Siberian village

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At least 11 people have been killed after a fire broke out in a building in a Siberian village on Tuesday.

According to the TASS news agency, most of the victims were labourers from Uzbekistan.

Two people managed to escape the flames that gutted the single-storey building in Tomsk.

Initial reports suggested that the fire was caused by a short-circuit in a heater.

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