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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