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Five bodies with signs of carbon monoxide poisoning found in Russia

Five bodies with signs of carbon monoxide poisoning were discovered in a boiler room of a non-residential building in the town of Domodedovo South of Moscow, the Russian Investigative Committee said on Monday, December 17, 2018.

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It said in a statement that the deceased were citizens of countries neighbouring Russia aged from 28 to 59.

During the inspection of the scene, a gas cylinder, a gas stove and bottles with alcohol-containing products were found, the statement said.

The Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case to determine if there was a violation of safety rules.

An investigation, including forensic medical examinations of the bodies, is underway to establish the circumstances of the incident.

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