Fire breaks out at bell tower of Moscow's Unesco site Novodevichy convent

March 16, 2015 3:17 AM

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MOSCOW - A fire broke out on Sunday night at the bell tower of Moscow's historic Novodevichy convent, a Unesco world heritage site and the burial place of many prominent figures.

Flames from construction scaffolding around the bell tower, which has been under renovation, rose high above the Moscow skyline as firefighters struggled to protect one of the city's most beloved landmarks, The Guardian reported.

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