Fire in Russia on January 25 2017 04:14 AM (UTC).
A massive fire has erupted in the Rio shopping mall in Moscow with around 500 people having to be evacuated. According to initial local reports no one has died in the blaze which has destroyed a large part of the plastic casing around the building. One Instagram user wrote: "An evacuation was announced, first I didn't understand what was going on, many people were in panic. I smelled that something was burning only on the ground floor, saw the fire at the exit." No cause for the fire has been given, so far. As well as the shopping centre, which is located in the south-west of Russia's capital, two cars parked near the building are said to have caught fire.