38 dead in Russia hospital fire

A fire in a Russian psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Moscow has killed at least 38 people.

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Search continues for missing bodies after blaze

Two people remain unaccounted for and the dead bodies of 36 people have been recovered from the psychiatric hospital building in the Moscow region where a fire broke out last night.

Fire crews in Russia search for missing bodies. Credit: Reuters

Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova told the The Voice of Russia: "Thirty-six bodies had been recovered by noon Moscow time. Two people remain unaccounted for.

"The operation to recover the bodies is being hampered by the destroyed roof and ceilings of the building."

36 bodies have been recovered following the blaze. Credit: Reuters

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38 feared dead in Russian psychiatric hospital fire

A fire in a Russian psychiatric hospital has killed at least 38 people inside, including a number of medical workers, according to reports.

A view of the fire at the psychiatric hospital north of Moscow Credit: Reuters

There were believed to have been 41 people in the building when the fire broke out - 38 patients and three staff members, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

38 people are feared dead in the fire. Credit: Reuters

The ministry said emergency workers had found 12 bodies so far and that the fire, which broke out in the middle of the night, had been extinguished.

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