(Itar-Tass) - Forty-five people died in the Moscow psychoneurological clinic fire, said Russian Deputy Emergencies Minister Alexander Chupriyan who is at the site now.
All the people died before firemen arrived, he said.
The fire alarm sounded immediately in the ward for women where the blaze broke out. However, the clinic personnel's actions were improper. They did not evacuate people from the building, but saved themselves, Chupriyan said.
Rescuers will complete their work at the site soon, and investigators will immediately begin working there, reports Trend.
Ten people injured in the fire are in hospital now