Fire kills dozens in Russian hospital

Associated Press
In this image taken from Ministry for Emergency Situations, Moscow region branch website, a psychiatric hospital outside Moscow is on fire early Friday morning, April 26, 2013. At least 38 people died in the fire in the psychiatric hospital outside Moscow late Thursday night. Police said the fire, which broke out at about 2 a.m. local time (6 p.m. Eastern, 2200 GMT) in the one-story hospital in the Ramenskoye settlement, was caused by a short circuit. (AP Photo/Ministry for Emergency Situations, Moscow region branch website) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Thirty-eight people were killed, most of them in their beds, in a fire that raged through a psychiatric hospital near Moscow on April 26, raising questions about the care of mentally ill patients in Russia.

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