COVID: Massive Haul Of Toilet Paper Lost In Storage Fire

Story By: Gheorghi CaraseniSub Editor:  Joseph GolderAgency: Newsflash

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This is the moment firefighters extinguish a blaze in a storage facility after tons of highly sought-after toilet paper went up in flames for as yet unknown reasons.

The blaze took place in the city of Dzerzhinsk in the western Russian region of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, and the video was shared on Russian social network VK where it has been viewed 58,000 times.

According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation, the fire was reported at 3.10pm on 26th March and firefighters were sent to the scene.

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When they arrived in the industrial park, firefighters managed to extinguish the storage facility fire by 3.51pm.

The local authorities said the fire spread across a 600-square-metre area and that no one was reported as injured.

However, tons of toilet paper was reportedly lost in the blaze, and the investigation is ongoing.

With toilet paper in high demand due to panic buying, netizens had a lot to say about the incident.

VK user ‘Tatyana Alyaeva’ said: “That’s it. People’s last hope has gone up in smoke.”

Netizen ‘Yuriy Kliuchkov’ joked: “Our enemies know our weak points and are undermining stability by burning our strategic stocks.”

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