13 people were killed in a fire that broke out in a hostel in Almaty city today early morning, SİA reports citing Kazinform News Agency.

According to the emergency authorities, the report on the fire was received at 05:33 am. The first brigade arrived at the scene within seven minutes.

As it became known, the fire broke out in the hostel which occupied a basement level of a 3-storey building. The fire covered an area of about 30 square meters

The fire was extinguished at 06:22 am.

Bodies of 13 people who preliminarily died from carbon monoxide poisoning were found on the accident site.

72 people were in the hostel at the moment when the fire occurred, 59 of them managed to leave the building safely.

The cause of the incident and death of people is being investigated.

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