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37 people die in fire at Russian hospital

Wooden facility among many flagged unsafe

MOSCOW — An early morning fire swept through a Russian psychiatric hospital Friday, killing 37 people, officials said. Authorities had long warned that the mostly wooden building dating to the 19th century was unsafe.

It was the second such deadly blaze in less than five months, underlining the widespread neglect of fire safety standards in Russia.

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