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    Eight buses destroyed in S.Russia in possible arson attack

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    SOCHI, December 6 (RIA Novosti) - A fire broke out in a bus depot in the south Russian city of Sochi after a possible arson attack, destroying eight buses, local authorities said.

    An emergencies spokesman told RIA Novosti that the fire started at 9:30 p.m. local time, and spread over an area of 200 meters in a depot housing 70 buses. Sixteen fire engines were brought in to battle the flames.

    No casualties were reported.

    A spokesman for the local firefighters said the reason for the fire is not yet known, but that "the management of the bus company had recently had a conflict with the owners of the plot of land where the company is based."

    Total damages have been estimated at 13 million rubles ($470,000).

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