Nursing home fire kills six in Russia

August 15th, 2008 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS  

RIA Novosti
Moscow, Aug 15 (RIA Novosti) At least six people were burnt to death when fire engulfed a nursing home in the early hours of Friday in western Russia’s Belgorod region, officials said. The fire broke out on the third floor of the building in the town of Shchebekino, officials said, adding that seven people were shifted to hospital for treatment of burns of various degrees.

Fire fighters took nearly an hour to extinguish the fire, they said.

Ninety-five people, mostly elderly, were evacuated to safety, the officials said.
RIA Novosti

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