Investigators say 37 dead in Russian mental hospital fire

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Posted: Sep 13, 2013 5:30 AM
Investigators say 37 dead in Russian mental hospital fire

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A fire at a Russian psychiatric hospital on Friday killed 37 people, the top investigative agency in the province where the blaze occurred said.

The bodies of 10 of the 37 victims were recovered from the ruins of the building that burned down in a pre-dawn fire, the Novgorod regional branch of Russia's Investigative Committee said in a statement, without giving details on the other 27 victims.

(Writing by Steve Gutterman, Editing by Thomas Grove)