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38 die in mental hospital fire outside Moscow

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MOSCOW (AP) — The patients of the small psychiatric hospital in a Russian village were asleep or under sedation as the clock neared 2 a.m. The windows were barred and the nearest firefighters were miles away, with some impeded by rough roads and others not able to cross a nearby canal. When a blaze broke out and spread through the wooden rafters, all of this made for a prescription for tragedy:...

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