Fire at Kazakhstan health clinic kills 38

A fire at a clinic for drug addicts in the southeastern Kazakh city of Taldykorgan killed 38 people on Sunday morning.

Fire at Kazakhstan health clinic kills 38
A fire at a clinic for drug addicts in the southeastern Kazakh city of Taldykorgan killed 38 people on Sunday morning, the Central Asian state's government said.

The Emergency Ministry said in a statement that workers evacuated and rescued another 40 people. The cause of the fire was unknown.

"The fire was localised by 6:31 a.m. (local time)", the ministry said.

The facility is one of many state-run healthcare institutions offering treatment and counseling to drug addicts in the former Soviet republic which lies on the main drug trafficking route from Afghanistan to Western Europe.


Reuters
Last Mod: 13 Eylül 2009, 16:13
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