Smoke rise over burning shopping mall in St. Petersburg - VIDEO

  10 November 2018    Read: 1261
Smoke rise over burning shopping mall in St. Petersburg - VIDEO

Preliminary data suggests that the fire in the Lenta supermarket in St. Petersburg may have erupted due to an electrical malfunction, an emergency services representative told, Sputnik reported.

After more than 800 people were evacuated from the Lenta supermarket in the Russian city of St. Petersburg on Saturday morning, the roof of the building collapsed on an area of 3,800 square metres.

Although the emergency services managed to localise the fire and there are no immediate reports of injuries or casualties, the blaze rapidly covered an area of about 5,000 sq. metres. One social media user managed to capture the smoke from the fire rising over the city:


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