15 dead in Russian bar fire

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Fifteen people died in a fire at a bar in the city of Kostroma in Russia on the night of Saturday. The fire started after someone fired a flare gun during a fight at the bar, according to local authorities. 250 people were evacuated from the building.

The police have started an investigation into the incident and state that a person suspected of causing the fire has been detained.

– He has now been handed over to investigative authorities, the Russian police said in a statement.

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