Flames have enveloped all floors of the highest building in the North Caucasus, southern Russia. All people have managed to leave the building. The Grozny-city complex in the in Chechen Republic includes luxury apartments and a 5-star hotel.
According to witnesses’ pictures that immediately started to appear on Twitter, all stories of the building are covered with flames. At the same time there have been reports suggesting that the fire started on the top floor and the bottom floor was on fire as well.
All people have managed to leave the building; one woman was seen to be supported by others, witnesses said.
Fire units and ambulances have arrived at the scene.
Interfax news agency reports the local emergency service said the call about the fire on between the 4th and 5th floors was received at around 18:00 PM local time (14:00 GMT).