Drone footage shows massive blaze in southern Russian city

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Drone footage taken Monday showed the scale of destruction in Rostov-on-Don, southern Russia, where a massive blaze engulfed an area of around 10,000 square meters. According to the regional health authorities, at least 27 people were left injured after a large fire tore through buildings. Over 30 residential buildings were destroyed and more than 500 residents were evacuated. Firefighting crews and aircraft were dispatched from Moscow to help with extinguishing the blaze. In the evening, the fire was localized.

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