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38 die in mental hospital fire outside Moscow

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AP: Russian emergency service staff work at the site of a fire at a psychiatric hospital in the village of Ramensky, north of Moscow April 26, 2013. AP: Russian emergency service staff work at the site of a fire at a psychiatric hospital in the village of Ramensky, north of Moscow April 26, 2013.

MOSCOW (AP) - At least 38 people have died in a fire in a psychiatric hospital outside Moscow.

The Russian Investigative Committee said Friday that 36 patients and two doctors died late Thursday night - only three nurses managed to escape.

Investigators are looking at poor fire regulations and short circuit as possible causes of the fire.

Deadly fires are common in Russia because of wide-spread violations of fire safety rules.

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