21 September 2015, Monday, 10:04
UFA, 21 September 2015. /Bashinform News Agency, Arina Rakhimkulova, Ksenia Kalinina/. In Ufa on Sunday, September 20, the aquapark in the Planeta shopping mall was filled with harsh smoke. According to eyewitnesses, the alarm siren rang around 19.20. All the shops closed immediately, evacuation of people began. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzVnsX40_3Y
"We were in the cinema when we heard the fire alarm. On the fateful coincidence the "Running in the Labyrinth. Trial by Fire" movie was on the screen. At first we thought it was a routine checkup, but when we came out of the hall, and went to the aquapark we saw swirls of smoke. We managed to go two levels up when the speaker announced that it was a false alarm. Everybody began to come back, but having descended to the aquapark level we almost suffocated from the smoke. The escalators were stopped; people started making their way to the exit. They say that a sauna was on fire", said an eyewitness. https://youtu.be/DR49wpKgHQA
After 10-15 minutes firefighters were already on the scene. According to townspeople, about 10 fire engines arrived and a huge traffic jam formed on the road. Causes of the accident are not yet known.