Three killed in mass brawl at Moscow cemetery

2016-05-14 21:10


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Moscow - At least three people were killed on Saturday when a mass brawl involving hundreds of men broke out at a Moscow cemetery, officials said.

"At the moment, we have 26 injured and three dead," Interfax news agency said, quoting a spokesperson for Moscow's health department.

Twenty-three people were hospitalised, four of them with serious injuries, the official said.

An earlier toll by police gave two dead and 10 injured, along with 50 arrests.

Reports said the fight at the Khovanskoye cemetery involved 200 immigrants from former Soviet Central Asia and residents from Russia's volatile North Caucasus.

Footage shown on the TV news channel LifeNews showed dozens of men armed with staves or steel bars in running battles inside the cemetery and at its entrance.

The interior ministry said the fight including firearms appeared to have been sparked by a dispute over who had the right to work on the cemetery, a massive 200ha site on Moscow's southwestern rim.

Read more on:    russia

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.