An Orthodox chapel is burnt in Arkhangelsk

April 24, 2017 – A chapel is burnt near a railway station in the city of Arkhangelsk, Russia.

It was initially believed that the fire was caused due to an electric malfunction. But further investigation led to a conclusion that intentional arson is the most likely reason. Items supporting this hypothesis were found on the crime scene upon investigation from law enforcement authorities.

Firefighters succeeded in containing the fire a mere five minutes after its start.

The chapel was built in 2006, but it has been inactive for a few years. It closed after a church was built nearby. The chapel lost its function as a result, and its vocation was temporary. It was planned to be demolished.

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