For the moment, 23 people are dead, two of them died at the hospital. Rescuers are searching for another missing person.
Four medial workers managed to escape the fire. They saved 51 people, taking them out of the burning building. According to the latest reports, 23 patients died in the fire and 51 were rescued; 23 of them are staying in hospital with burns of various degree. The rescuers have found 20 bodies on the site. Thus the total number of the victims reached 23.
According to preliminary information, most of the dead bodies have been found in places where bedridden patients or patients who took strong drugs had undergone treatment.
Russia's Investigation Committee has launched a pre-investigation check into the tragedy.
"A working group of the government commission for prevention and liquidation of emergencies has left for the Voronezh region to investigate the causes of a fire that erupted at a psycho-neurological clinic in Alfyorovka village. The commission is led by Leonid Belyayev, deputy minister for emergency situations," the emergencies ministry representative said.
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