"Today, at about 5:30 local time (02:30 Moscow time) a five-storey dormitory for employees in the Omsk suburb of Novomoskovsky caught fire. According to initial estimates, five people died, including two minors aged 13 and 14 and seven people were injured. The fire was put out at 08:29 local time (5:29 Moscow time)," the press service of the regional branch of the Russian Investigative Department said on Sunday.
The region's emergencies service said that the rescuers had evacuated 60 people from the building and about 90 people managed to escape on their own, the TASS agency reported.
The region's health authority added that out of the seven people injured, two were said to be in a critical condition.
The Omsk Region Prosecutor's Office has initiated a probe into the incident.