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[PER] 32 killed in Moscow university fire

MOSCOW, Nov. 24 (Xinhuanet) -- At least 32 foreign students were killed and 139 others injured in a fire at a Moscow Patrice Lumumba Peoples' Friendship university dormitory early Monday, police said.

ни в одной ленте ничего пока не нашел про этот пожар :(( "говорит синьхуаnet"...

Kirill Mazurin, a spokesman for Moscow interior department said 28 bodies were found inside the building, three bodies were discovered outside and one died on the way to hospital.

A number of students broke their limbs or suffered injuries to their spines and heads when they jumped out of windows.

The fire broke out at about 2:50 a.m. Moscow time (2350 GMT Sunday) in a dormitory of the Patrice Lumumba Peoples' Friendship University, which is an old-fashioned five-story house on the Miklukho-Maklai Street. The blaze was extinguished at 05:39 a. m. (0239 GMT).

According to Mazurin, 521 foreign students were on the list of official dormitory residents, most of them were from Asian and African countries, including China, Vietnam, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Angola.

A criminal investigation is underway but the cause of the fire is not immediately known.


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