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Fire at Russian Spy Facility Leads to Mystery Over Possible Deaths

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By    |   Thursday, 09 November 2017 09:50 AM

A fire at the headquarters of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) was reported on Wednesday, with aerial drone footage showing smoke pouring from a building, according to the UK's Mirror. 

The TV news channel Hue obtained the drone footage, showing the fire, covering 10,765 square feet at a technical facility in the Yasenevo district in Moscow.

The head of the SVR, a successor to the Soviet era's KGB, said Wednesday that no one was hurt in the fire.

However, a Russian media report said three had "perished" in the basement cable tunnel due to a short circuit that disabled the fire-suppression system, according to the Mirror.

Later, the Interfax news agency said all three were safe. Then the agency published a new story saying that firefighters had found the bodies of three victims, the Mirror report said.

Reports said that it took 15 fire trucks to extinguish the blaze. Because the facilities are secret, emergency services were delayed in getting access to the site, the Mirror reported.

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A fire at the headquarters of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) was reported on Wednesday, with aerial drone footage showing smoke pouring from a building, according to the UK's Mirror.
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