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The Station fire takes big toll on survivors

A high percentage of survivors of The Station nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., have battled depression and post-traumatic stress, regardless of whether they suffered burn injuries in the deadly blaze, a new study has found.

The study, conducted by researchers at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School, was published Tuesday in PLOS One, a peer-reviewed journal. The findings were based on survey responses from 104 survivors of the fire, which killed 100 people and injured hundreds more on Feb. 20, 2003.

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