Chechnyan President: Skyscraper Fire God's Will

Massive fire hits symbol of region's recovery from war


Chechnya strongman Ramzan Kadyrov sought to play down a massive fire that raged at a showcase complex symbolising the mainly Muslim Russian region's recovery from war, putting the incident down to God's will.

The fire took place at a complex of seven skyscrapers in the centre of Grozny where Kremlin fought two wars against separatists over the past 20 years.