Fire Rips Through Russian Neighborhood Slated for World Cup Hotel

StoryfulNewsPublished: August 22, 2017
Published: August 22, 2017

Investigators are looking into a fatal fire that swept through a neighborhood in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, overnight Monday, August 21, damaging an area where local authorities planned to build a hotel in time for the 2018 World Cup soccer tournament. At least one person was killed and dozens injured in the blaze, which was extinguished early Tuesday morning. Open Russia, a civic organization, has said that residents reported developers threatening to burn their homes if they rejected their offer of compensation to move. Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful

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