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Watch: Fire under control after deadly Moscow concert hall attack kills 40

Watch from outside a concert hall on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia, after reports of a shooting and explosion on Friday 22 March.

At least 40 deaths have been reported following the incident at Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk.

Footage from the scene showed plumes of smoke rising and flames raging from the building, before a fire was contained.

Gunmen opened fire at the hall during a concert of the band “Picnic”, Russian news agency TASS reported.

The Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the attack.

Vladimir Putin is receiving regular updates about the shooting, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

“A terrible tragedy occurred,” Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin wrote, sharing a statement on Telegram.

“I am sorry for the loved ones of the victims.”