Russia: Blaze tears through Ministry of Defence, causing roof to collapse

Russia: Blaze tears through Ministry of Defence, causing roof to collapse
Tom Porter

Hundreds of firefighters were called to battle a blaze that tore through the Russian Ministry of Defence building in Moscow on 3 April. Images and video footage show smoke pouring from the 18th century building, and firefighters climbing ladders to access the building's upper floors. Officials said that more than 300 firefighters and 60 pieces of equipment were used to battle the blaze.