Prisoner Dies in Bakery Fire in Siberia

The fire started at a bakery of a prison colony in the Irkutsk region on Sunday afternoon.

Rescuers sorting through the rubble left by a powerful fire at a prison colony in Siberia have the dead body of a man believed to be an inmate, a news report said.

The fire started at a bakery of a prison colony in the Irkutsk region on Sunday afternoon and raged for several hours, Interfax reported.

After emergency forces and prison workers put out the flames, rescuers came across the body in the burnt out bakery building, the report said.

Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire which, according to a preliminary report, appears to have been sparked by a short circuit, Interfax said.

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