Probe launched in death of four in fire in Ufa District, Bashkortostan

The Bashkortostan police department got a report on the night of 3 December 2017 that four bodies were found after a fire in a house in the village of Surovka, Ufa District. The Bashkortostan Office of the Investigative Committee has opened an investigation in reckless homicide of two or more people under Part 3 of Article 109 of the RF Criminal Code.

According to preliminary information, a fire started in the house in the village of Surovka on the night of 3 December 2017. Two men aged 56 and 28 and two women aged 56 and 33 died in that fire. The suggested cause of the fire is careless handling of fire during smoking.

At present investigative and search operations are underway to find out all the circumstances surrounding the crime. The investigation continues.