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Arson suspected in fatal Moscow fire

A suspicious fire combined with a blocked exit turned the women’s ward of a Moscow drug treatment hospital into a deathtrap Saturday as flames and smoke overcame patients while they struggled to get out. At least 45 women were killed. It was the worst fire in Moscow in three years, prompting emergency response officials to order all health facilities in the city inspected for fire safety compliance. Fire inspectors had visited the hospital twice earlier this year and recommended temporarily closing it because of fire safety violations, said Russia’s chief fire inspector, Yuri Nenashev. Full Story

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