Fire at Russian mental health clinic in Voronezh region kills 23

December 13, 2015 11:02 AM

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MOSCOW A fire swept through a psychiatric clinic in a village in the Voronezh region south of Moscow late on Saturday killing 23 people, Russia's Investigative Committee said on Sunday.

Russia's Emergencies Ministry said it had taken more than 270 people and 50 vehicles to deal with the blaze and police investigators said the bodies of 23 people had been recovered after the fire had been put out.

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