(MENAFN- IANS) Almaty, Nov 30 (IANS) Thirteen people died in a fire at a hostel in Kazakhstan's Almatyon Thursday, the city's emergencies department said in a statement.
The fire broke out in the basement of the three-storey residential building, where the first floor and basement had been converted into a hostel, reports Xinhua news agency.
There were initially 72 people in the hostel at the time of the incident, the department said.
A total of 59 people were evacuated, it added.
The cause of the fire is yet to ascertained
MENAFN provides the information “as is” without warranty of any kind. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article. If you have any complaints or copyright issues related to this article, kindly contact the provider above.