BREAKING: Russia 2018 World Cup venue touched by another fire outbreak

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The World Cup Stadium that is under construction in Samara city of Russian for next year’s tournament was affected by fire on Thursday.

A regional government official said this is the second of such incident in seven weeks to hit venues under construction.

A spokeswoman for the regional government, Anna Sitnik told Reuters that construction debris at the site had caught fire on Thursday morning but said the exact cause of the blaze had yet to be determined.

“There was construction debris, wooden planks, old plastic pipes that needed to be thrown out, but they weren’t, Adding there was more smoke than fire,” She said.

The stadium did not sustain any damage in the blaze and no workers were injured, she added.

A similar fire broke out in June at a World Cup venue being built in the industrial city of Volgograd, which officials attributed to neglected safety regulations.

The local World Cup organising committee did not immediately respond to a request to comment.

Russia will host the World Cup finals from 14 June to 15 July next year in 12 venues spread across 11 cities, including Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sochi.

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