MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The previous toll at the temporary housing for seniors in Litochky village stood at five dead.
"As of 8:00 a.m. [05:00 GMT] seven bodies have been found at the site of the fire. The fate of 10 people remains unknown. Searches are continuing," the emergency service said.
It said the fire erupted at 12:48 GMT and was contained two hours later. Preliminary data indicated there were 35 people inside the temporary shelter, 18 of whom have been rescued.