Nearly 1.5 thousand Russians died in January as a result of various emergencies, including fires. This was reported by RIA Novosti, citing the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
"Over the past month, in the Russian Federation there were 15 emergency 12.241 thousand fires, 31 accidents on water bodies, which saved thousands of 6.915 people died 1.496 thousand people," — said in a statement.
According to MOE, in January, the victims of fires in Russia were 1.407 thousand people, 974 more came to hospital with injuries and burns of varying severity.
"Compared with the same period last year, the number of fires has decreased by 16.8%," — the report says.