38 die in mental hospital fire outside Moscow

38 die in mental hospital fire outside Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) - A fire swept quickly through a psychiatric hospital outside Moscow early today, killing 38 people, some of them sedated and in their beds, officials said. The one-story brick-and-wood hospital building housed patients with severe mental disorders, Health Ministry officials said. An Emergencies Ministry official said the fire started in a wooden annex and then spread to the main brick building, which had wooden beams.

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