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Hospital fire in Russia kills 3 people

Short circuit suspected for cause of accident

Elena Teslova   | 23.05.2020
Hospital fire in Russia kills 3 people FILE PHOTO


A fire in a hospital in Russia's Tatarstan region claimed the lives of three people, the country's Emergency Ministry said on Saturday.

The fire broke out on Friday night in a block for patients with blood vessel diseases, the ministry said in a statement.

A total of 88 people, including patients and personnel, were evacuated from the building.

A criminal case was launched following the incident with a short circuit suspected as a cause of the fire.

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