Russia: Deadly fire sweeps through psychiatric institution
By CNN Staff
September 13, 2013 — Updated 0738 GMT (1538 HKT)
(CNN) — At least six people are dead and 30 are missing after a fire tore through a psychiatric institution early Friday outside the central Russian city of Veliky Novgorod, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti cited officials as saying.
A criminal case has been opened to look into the cause of the fire, according to a statement on Russia’s Investigative Committee’s website.
A total of 59 people were inside the building when the fire broke out, the Health Ministry said, according to RIA Novosti. The Emergencies Ministry said 23 people have been rescued, according to the news agency.
CNN’s Susannah Palk contributed to this report.
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