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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Patients 'died in their sleep' at psychiatric hospital

According the the Russian state news agency, RIA Novosti:

  • Moscow police say the fire was caused by an electrical short-circuit
  • Most of the patients died in their sleep inhaling the fumes
  • The building has almost completely burned down
  • The search is hampered by heavy clouds of smoke around the site

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