Fire Rages in Grozny’s Tallest Building

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The tallest 145-meter skyscraper of the Grozny City complex caught fire in Chechnya’s capital on Wednesday.

The tallest 145-meter skyscraper of the Grozny City complex caught fire in Chechnya’s capital on Wednesday.

© RIA Novosti . Said Tsarnaev / Go to the photo bankThe tallest 145-meter skyscraper of the Grozny City complex caught fire in Chechnya’s capital on Wednesday.
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The tallest 145-meter skyscraper of the Grozny City complex caught fire in Chechnya’s capital on Wednesday.
© RIA Novosti . Said Tsarnaev / Go to the photo bankClouds of black smoke engulfed the 40-story apartment building, which boasts the world’s largest round clock.
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Clouds of black smoke engulfed the 40-story apartment building, which boasts the world’s largest round clock.
© RIA Novosti . Said Tsarnaev / Go to the photo bankA spokesman for the Emergencies Ministry said no one was killed or injured in the fire, while dozens of people were evacuated from the skyscraper and nearby buildings.
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A spokesman for the Emergencies Ministry said no one was killed or injured in the fire, while dozens of people were evacuated from the skyscraper and nearby buildings.
© RIA Novosti . Said Tsarnaev / Go to the photo bank“More than 100 firefighters and 16 fire engines are battling the blaze,” the spokesman said.
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“More than 100 firefighters and 16 fire engines are battling the blaze,” the spokesman said.
© RIA Novosti . Said Tsarnaev / Go to the photo bankA police source told RIA Novosti that all floors of the skyscraper except the ground one are on fire.
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A police source told RIA Novosti that all floors of the skyscraper except the ground one are on fire.
© RIA Novosti . Said Tsarnaev / Go to the photo bankA crowd of onlookers gathered near the Grozny City complex.
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A crowd of onlookers gathered near the Grozny City complex.
© RIA Novosti . Said Tsarnaev / Go to the photo bankChechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said the republic's authorities will restore the skyscraper, which was not seriously damaged inside.
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Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said the republic's authorities will restore the skyscraper, which was not seriously damaged inside.
© RIA Novosti . Said Tsarnaev / Go to the photo bankThe record-breaking clock remained intact and kept showing correct time for two hours but stopped at 8:30 p.m. local time.
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The record-breaking clock remained intact and kept showing correct time for two hours but stopped at 8:30 p.m. local time.
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