21 killed in fire at Russian psychiatric hospital

Posted December 13, 2015 16:31:47

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A fire at a psychiatric hospital in southern Russia has killed 21 folks, the country’s emergencies ministry says.

“Nineteen bodies were located at the web site of the fire, two other folks succumbed to their wounds at the hospital,” a ministry spokesman mentioned.

The hospital building, created of wood, was destroyed by the fire, the spokesman stated.

A further 20 people had been injured.

The fire broke out at the hospital in the village of Alferovka, which lies in the area of Voronezh in the south of the nation.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the blaze.

The fire was the most current tragedy to hit a psychiatric institution in Russia, where outdated Soviet-era infrastructure is still in widespread use and managers often take a lax approach to fire safety.

Scores of individuals also die in house fires every year.

A fire at a psychiatric hospital in north-west Russia in September 2013 left 37 folks dead although one more blaze in April of the very same year killed 38.

In 2009, 156 folks were killed in a nightclub fire in the city of Perm, 1,200 kilometres east of Moscow in one of the deadliest accidents in Russia’s modern day history.

AFP

Topics: fires, industrial-fires, russian-federation

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