Ship destroyed as huge blaze rages in central Moscow

Boat on fire in Moscow's Moskva RiverNCFire crews are battling to contain a huge blaze in central Moscow

Shocking footage from the scene shows fire crews fighting to contain the flames, which have spread over some 200 square meters and engulfed the entire vessel.

Thick smoke can be seen billowing from the ship as emergency services attempt to contain the inferno and stop the blaze from spreading to nearby buildings.

There are fears the ship could be loaded with up to seven tons of fuel, according to Russian news agency TASS.

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