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Nursing Home Fire Kills 2

Two elderly people were dead and two others were missing after a fire broke out early Sunday in a nursing home in the village of Tikhon in the Kostroma region.

There was no immediate determination of the cause, but media reports said suspicions focused on smoking.


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