A fire at a construction workers’ residence in the port city of Sevastopol, on Russia’s Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, left eight dead and two injured on Thursday.
The bodies of the men, who came from different regions of Russia, were discovered after the fire was extinguished, Sevastopol governor Mikhail Razvozhayev said. The two injured had to be hospitalized. According to previous reports, five people had been killed. According to the initial findings, a short circuit in an electrical component would cause the fire.
According to the Russian Civil Defense, more than 100 people were housed in the construction workers’ living quarters. They are building the remains of the 250 km long Tavrida highway, which connects Sevastopol with the Crimean capital Simferopol and the port city of Kerch. A bridge connects Kerch with the Russian mainland.
Drones have repeatedly attacked Sevastopol and other places in Crimea. In addition, the Crimean Bridge was badly damaged last year after a bomb attack.