Stadium built for 2018 FIFA World Cup is on fire in Nizhny Novgorod


Stadium ‘Nizhny Novgorod’, that is supposed to host matches of FIFA World Cup next year, caught fire.

According to Komsomolskaya Pravda website, the fire started about 5 o’clock in the evening.

As it is seen on the pictures posted on the web, a column of black smoke rises to the sky from the roof of the stadium.

A video, recorded by one of the witnesses inside the arena, shows that upper seat rows in one of the sectors are on fire.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Nizhny Novgorod region told Zvezda TV Channel that the fire has been liquidated, and no one was injured as a result of the incident.