Dozens Killed in Fire at Moscow Psychiatric Hospital


0  Updated at 10:40 am, April 26th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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ANDREY SMIRNOV/AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — At least 38 people died overnight in Moscow after a fire swept through a psychiatric hospital.

The one-story building housed patients with severe mental disorders.

An emergency official says the fire started in a wooden annex and then spread to the main brick building, which had wooden beams.

Only three people managed to escape the blaze.

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