April 26, 2013
Thirty-eight people were feared dead after fire raged through a psychiatric hospital north of Moscow on Friday, according to Russian officials and media reports.
There were believed to have been 41 people in the building when the fire broke out – 38 patients and three staff members – and three escaped, the emergencies ministry said. An official said a nurse led two patients to safety.
The ministry said emergency workers had found 12 bodies so far and that the fire, which broke out in the middle of the night, had been extinguished.