11 injured as blaze engulfs power plant near Moscow

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More than a hundred firefighters battled to contain a blaze at a power station near Mytishchi in Russia’s Moscow region on Thursday.

According to a statement from Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry, 11 people were injured but had refused hospital treatment.

“In total, 157 personnel and 52 units, including 3 helicopters and 2 fire engines were involved in extinguishing the fire,” it said.

Traffic on two nearby highways was also limited due to thick smoke affecting visibility for motorists.

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