Fire kills dozens in Russian hospital

Associated Press
Ministry for Emergency Situations workers and fire fighters work at a site of a fire of a psychiatric hospital 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/Pavel Sergeyev)

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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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