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27/08/2000 Ostankino Tower catches fire

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RUSSIA: FIRE ENGULFS OSTANKINO BROADCASTING TOWER 1

The tower caught fire in August 2000, killing 4 people. Three firefighters died in the attempt to extinguish the fire, and one lift operator died when her elevator cabin crashed to the ground level due to the fire. In addition, television and radio signals were disrupted around Moscow. The fire broke out at a height of about 458 m above the observation platform and the Seventh Heaven restaurant.
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