A firefighter at the scene of the blaze
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Blaze kills 38 at psychiatric hospital near Moscow

26 April 2013 Last updated at 20:10 BST

A blaze has engulfed a wing of a psychiatric hospital in a village near Moscow, killing 38 people, with just three survivors, officials say.

Fire broke out in Hospital No 14 in Ramenskiy shortly after 02:00 (22:00 GMT Thursday), when most of the victims are believed to have been asleep.

Daniel Sandford reports.