Mikhail Sukharev, Deputy Prosecutor of the South-Eastern Administrative District, went to the scene.
Let us remind you that the fire in the hotel started early this morning, May 4. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the corridor and premises on the first floor burned, and the area of fire was 100 square meters. meters.
The department indicated that among the victims - 18 people. Earlier it was reported about three deaths, but the Ministry of Emergency Situations denied this information.
According to the Telegram channel Mash, there was no open flame in the hotel, and the premises were clouded with thick black smoke. The guests had to take the children out of the smoky premises and evacuate themselves. Since some of the windows had bars, people were forced to run out into the street directly through the acrid smoke.
In total, says NTV, over 300 people were evacuated.
Emergency services told RIA Novosti that after the fire, 14 people were taken to hospitals, including eight children.