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Russia: House fire in Chelyabinsk kills five


MOSCOW, (Xinhua): Five people, including three children, were killed in a fire in Russia's Chelyabinsk Region early Sunday, the Interior Ministry said.

The fire, which broke out in a private house at about 4:00 a.m. local time (0000 GMT) in the town of Kartaly, took three hours to extinguish.

"The owner of the house, a woman and her three daughters aged one, six and seven were found dead in the debris cleanup," the Itar-Tass news agency quoted the ministry as saying.

It was not immediately known what caused the fire.

Editor: Hou Qiang

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