- Jul 2011
Eight labor migrants from Vietnam have been killed by a fire at a farm in the Moscow region.
Initial Russian media reports on January 7 quoted officials from the Emergency Situations Ministry as saying the victims were from Tajikistan.
But authorities at Tajikistan's embassy in Moscow told RFE/RL that their representatives sent to the scene of the fire determined that all of those killed in the blaze were Vietnamese.
A ninth migrant worker also was injured by the fire at the structure where the workers were living. The injured man's citizenship was not disclosed.
The early morning fire was at the village of Nesterovo in the Ramensky district of the Moscow region. The ministry said the blaze was extinguished by firefighters at about 6 a.m.
The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.
Eight labor migrants from Tajikistan have been killed by a fire at a greenhouse farm in a suburb of Moscow.
Kind of strange, to be honest, because while lots of undocumented migrants from Vietnam get busted in Russia working illegally in sweatshops making counterfeit garments
which wealthy Vietnamese and Chinese merchants, who control all the sweatshops, than sell to Russians on street markets around the country
Never heard of them working on farms over there though (Vietnamese)...
Not the first such tragedy over there, though, God knows: Moscow Fire Kills 17 Kyrgyz Migrant Workers